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Student load onto the buses at the Christianbury Gym bus stop on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.   (Aileen Devlin/The Daily Reflector)
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Student load onto the buses at the Christianbury Gym bus stop on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. (Aileen Devlin/The Daily Reflector)

ECU buses go high-tech

By Katherine Ayers

The Daily Reflector

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The East Carolina University bus system has gone high-tech.

In a partnership between the Student Government Association and the transit office, buses are now equipped with GPS-based “SmartBus” technology that enables students to know in real time when their buses will arrive and allows the transit office to keep a more consistent track of where their buses are, who is driving and how many passengers are riding at any given time. The upgrades also include security cameras and electronic signs and verbal announcements inside the bus that indicate the next bus stop.


Senior Teseanah Broadway said she likes the new verbal cues.

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