RTD (Denver) Smart Bus

RTD is installing an Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) system, as part of an upgraded communications system, to provide bus location information to transit dispatchers to increase efficiency, ridership and safety. Location information is supplied by the Global Positioning System (GPS), which uses a series of navigation satellites. The location of each bus is determined by a GPS receiver on the bus and is transmitted to a central dispatch center. Off-schedule buses are identified so corrective action can be taken to reroute buses when needed.