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"DoubleMap is a bus-tracking app designed to show you the exact location of several different bus systems. After downloading the free app, simply select ‘Tufts University’ and you will have access to all of the buses that run throughout the school. Never again will the location of the Joey mystify you, for now you have the ultimate knowledge of its whereabouts. Shuttle on, my friends. Shuttle on."

Related Links: Passenger Information System Market Worth $20.34 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets
A new report by MarketsandMarkets predicts that the passenger information system market will grow from $6.27 billion in 2014 to $20.34 billion by 2019. With the rise of 3G, 4G LTE, and other communication technologies, now passengers want all the information related to arrival, departure, and cause of delay on their mobile. Mobile applications (such as DoubleMap) will be a key segment in this market in terms of future revenue generation.

Related Links: U.S. Transit Ridership at 57-Year High: 10.7 Billion Trips

Reports show that 2013 was the eight year in a row that U.S. passengers took more than 10 billion trips using public transportation systems. Vehicle miles traveled increased by .3%, while public transportation increased 1.1%.

APTA's president and CEO explained, “There is a fundamental shift going on in the way we move about our communities. People in record numbers are demanding more public transit services and communities are benefiting with strong economic growth.”


Related Links: Software Company Announces Acquisition

The TapRide Acquisition will enable DoubleMap to provide a single solution for real-time mobile mapping, ride hailing and vehicle tracking for public transportation and any organization which moves passengers. Through this acquisition, rather than call a central dispatcher, TapRide allows passengers to notify drivers directly.

DoubleMap will now offer all the services a university, city or company needs to safely and efficiently manage their entire transportation system.


Related Links: 6 Local Tech Companies To Watch in 2014

IndyStar has named DoubleMap as playing an increasingly significant role in Indiana's economy. DoubleMap was recognized for our young creative entrepreneurs and excellence in technology since our start in 2009.

Thanks for the recognition, IndyStar!


Related Links: TechPoint Announces MIRA Award Nominees

DoubleMap is proud to be a 2014 TechPoint Mira Awards nominee! The Mira Awards are the biggest stage for tech in Indiana. We are honored to be nominated and would like to congratulate all of the other nominees!

Winners will be announced during the awards ceremony and gala on May 3, at the JW Marriott.


USI is Using DoubleMap!

February 25th, 2014

Related Links: Where's My Bus?
"Students can look at it and see when the bus will arrive. It's helpful for students especially during inclement weather," said Steve Woodall, USI's director of the Office of Public Safety.

Related Links: University unveils new shuttle tracking system

"Standing out in the cold waiting for a shuttle may be a thing of the past!"

Marge Grzeszczuk, transportation manager for University Services said, “We decided to move to the DoubleMap tracking devices since they are very popular amongst other universities and the user friendly popularity of the system itself."

Students can access the system online at northwestern.doublemap.com and through mobile apps.


Related Links: DoubleMap App Helps USI Students Locate Shuttles in Real Time

"It's real convenient! Especially in this cold weather you don't have to wait on the bus so long", said Tyler Miracle, student at University of Southern Indiana.

The director of public safety, Steve Woodall added that by using the app they can address complaints, such as a bus being at a stop too long. They can also post messages through the app notifying students if a bus is running late. "People in general, they want that immediate gratification. They want to know exactly when the bus or service is going to be there", said Woodall.


We are excited to now be serving The University of Tulsa! Check us out on the DoubleMap app!