routing system for Penn Shuttles on campus

PennRoute is an improved routing system for Penn Shuttles on campus that seeks to optimize the quality and efficiency shuttle service. Penn Shuttle drivers enter passengers' addresses on a tablet, rather than the previous pen and paper method, and the system automatically computes the shortest route through all destinations.  The PennRoute system sends real-time information about the shuttle to Penn Transit, allowing staff to quickly identify the closest shuttle when an off campus pick-up is requested, and reduces unecessary miles driven, thus lowering the annual carbon emissions from each shuttle vehicle.  

Green Fund Summary Report:  Penn Route

Project Leader: 
Ruxin Ho, Yuanjiao Shen, Xiaoting Zheng, Ting Zhou (students)
Project Sponsor: 
Matthew Brown, Associate Director of Transportation, Business Services