Unique service helping areas with limited public transportation

What happens if you rely on public transportation to get work, but it doesn’t get you close enough?

There’s a service in the airport corridor that’s looking to expand its coverage area to help more people, and Carnegie Mellon University is helping them figure out the best way to do it…

CMU professor Sean Qian and his students are studying whether pickup and dropoff locations should change or if they can create an app so riders can report their location.

It’s the second year the university is doing what it calls a Smart Mobility Challenge to help suburban communities dealing with mobility issues.

“It’s very exciting that CMU researchers such as me … that we can use the technologies that was in the research in the university, and then we can try to apply the technology and test the technology in the real-world environment,” Qian said.