Wednesday, November 18, 2009


HSR buses equipped to call out the stops by year's end

The Hamilton Spectator, (Nov 18, 2009)

Next stop: automated announcements on HSR buses.

The city is about to finish installing equipment that will call out stops on all buses. The technology should be up and running by year's end, says Carol Wildeman, senior project manager in the city's transit department.

HSR drivers will log into a computer system that will communicate their route with a GPS system. This will make sure the system only calls out the stops on the driver's particular route. The stop names will also be displayed on LED signs.

The next few weeks will be spent testing the announcements to make sure everything is in place.

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