Tiramisu Transit app helps Allegheny County transports, now gets more than $100k funding to expand country-wide.

tiramisu app transit stefano paganini carnegie mellonHow make this world a better place?
Maybe using an app to track buses by leveraging crowdsourced info and GPS technology.

Tiramisu was developed by researchers to improve users’ transit experiences and transit accessibility. Your data will help us improve Tiramisu and show the positive impact of technology on public transit.

The app that has helped residents navigate the region’s ever-changing bus schedules has gotten the financial boost needed to move across the country.

Tiramisu Transit LLC, the Carnegie Mellon University spinoff company that uses crowdsourcing and GPS technology to track Port Authority of Allegheny County and CMU transit trips, has received $102,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

By the way, Tiramisu is the italian word for pick me up (but it’s also the name of a gorgeous italian dessert!).

Tiramisu is available for free for iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android.

[Via Tiramisu and CrowdSourcing]

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