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FLEET MANAGEMENT
plementing a number of system-wide upgrades. Using their
smart phones, riders can track the real-time location of
their buses using "iGo!." Palm Tran's automatic vehicle location technology uses Google Transit maps and InfoPoint
software to bring commuters up-to-the-minute travel
information. "We have a great real-time application and we
would like to see usership on that increase," Forbes notes.
Palm Tran began piloting a new fare system four months
ago to assess the viability. The county would replace its
current fare model that accepts cash or tickets with a payment system that accepts cash, credit cards, smart cards
and mobile ticketing.
Within the next year, Forbes hopes to have the new fare
system implemented to accept any form of payment. "I am
a believer in ensuring anyone who approaches the bus with
any type of payment form in their wallet or purse can ride
the bus," Forbes says. "Right now, there are limitations for
choice riders as most don't carry cash."
// Palm Tran offers door-to-door paratransit

Palm Tran also considered infrastructure upgrades
during its system review and plans to double its 333 bus
shelters throughout the county over the next 10 years.
"That's an aggressive plan, but with the weather here in
Florida you need coverage," Forbes notes. "We are working
aggressively to have better bus shelter infrastructure and
ensuring we have the appropriate access to comply with
the Americans with Disabilities Act. We have a project in
the works that's upgrading existing bus stops to make sure
we are in compliance."
Moving forward, Forbes says his first priority has been
to ensure each one of his 630-person staff is in the right
position to grow and implement these changes successfully. "I have made my assessment of the system, put the right
people in the right seats and organized the organization so
we can move forward," Forbes says. "I think the priorities
now of Palm Tran are redesigning our bus network system,
upgrading the fare box equipment and exploring transit
signal authority where traffic signals change to green when
a bus is near."

service for Palm Beach County's senior and
disabled population.

// Palm Tran offers more than 740 miles of bus
routing, operating 35 routes with 156 40-foot
GILLIG buses.
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