Island Explorer buses use global positioning satellites to determine their
exact location. This information is transmitted to the dispatch center
on the Bar Harbor Village Green and displayed on maps using GIS software.
Maps are updated every 3 minutes plus any time
a bus departs a scheduled stop. You can also select a bus stop to determine
the estimated arrival time for the next bus due at that location.
This information results from a technology
demonstration project sponsored by the U.S. Departments of Transnportation
and Interior. The vehicle tracking system was designed by Avail Technologies
of State College, PA. Procurement, administrative oversight, and
technical assistance for this project was provided by the Maine Department