Gene Floren, a driver with the Kandiyohi Area Transit system, shows one of the new tablet computers that were installed in the buses two weeks ago. Information about riders and routes are transmitted through the tablets, replacing phone calls and paper schedules. (Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange)
Tablet technology put schedules, maps at transit drivers' fingertips
WILLMAR - Back in the day - like two weeks ago - drivers for the Kandiyohi Area Transit system would get a paper schedule with the day's riders before heading out on their routes. While pulled over during a pickup, they would take calls from dispatch about new ride requests or cancelled rides and jot the addresses and times down on the schedule.
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