Thursday, January 4, 2018

Fort Collins couple builds Train Alert system to help reduce traffic backups

At-grade crossing in Loveland. Image credit: Google Maps

Anybody living in Northern Colorado knows there are delays due to trains on many of the major regional corridors. Residents of Fort Collins have worked on a project to alert residents and visitors to the potential delays due to trains. Called Train Alert, the service sends out tweets and web alerts to subscribers with estimated times of northbound Fort Collins and southbound Loveland trains. Future phases will add the opposite directions for each. The service uses cameras and an algorithm to determine a train's location.

For more information, read the article in the Reporter Herald.

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