A new report presented to the city council proposes that emergency signs be installed on all city buses to alert the public if an urgent situation is developing.
A new technology has been developed that would integrate current electronic bus signaling with two-way radios.
It would allow the driver to activate the emergency signaling and alert the Traffic Control Center that lifeguards are needed.
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Signs on the bus would display “Emergency Call 911-Do Not Board Bus” with the goal of alerting the public to help by asking for help.
If approved, the technology could be installed on all buses in two weeks.
The technology cost just over $ 9,000, which came out of Transit’s operating budget.
The report will be discussed at the Public Works and Infrastructure Renovation Committee meeting on December 1.
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