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New app could help FAU find cheaper, easier commuting options

Posted at 4:19 PM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 18:04:38-05

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Florida Atlantic University wants to make it easier for students to get to and from campus.

FAU was awarded a $375,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation to collaborate with Broward College, Palm Beach State College, and the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority.

Dr. Louis Merlin said FAU will start a two-year study this summer with 6,000 students working with a new app, which hasn't been created yet.

The app will show students transportation options like bus routes, Uber rides, and potentially new ideas like bike sharing.

"A single app that provides the full range of transpiration services including the booking and payment," said Dr. Merlin.

Students will provide feedback to help with new ideas or changes to existing services.