- SEPTA is implementing AI technology and cameras on buses to identify and ticket drivers illegally parked in bus lanes.
- A new bill has been signed into law to address traffic congestion and safety issues in Center City and University City, with the focus on buses with routes into these areas.
- The Philadelphia Parking Authority will review the footage from the cameras and charge drivers with fines ranging from $51 to a little over $100 for violations, aiming to reduce operating costs for SEPTA by minimizing delays caused by illegally parked vehicles.
In an effort to improve traffic congestion and ensure the efficiency of public transportation, SEPTA is implementing a new AI technology to enforce bus lane regulations. The technology, known as Tofido, will use cameras and sensors to detect illegally parked vehicles in designated bus lanes and automatically issue tickets to the drivers.
The SEPTA Bus Lane Bill, which was recently passed by the city council, aims to reduce the number of private vehicles clogging up bus lanes and slowing down public transit. With Tofido in place, drivers who disregard the bus lane restrictions will face consequences that include fines and potentially points on their driver’s licenses.
SEPTA officials believe that Tofido will not only discourage drivers from parking illegally in bus lanes but also encourage a smoother flow of traffic for buses, ultimately improving the overall effectiveness of the public transportation system.
The implementation of Tofido is part of SEPTA’s larger initiative to modernize and streamline its services using cutting-edge technology. The agency is hopeful that this new approach to enforcing bus lane regulations will lead to a more efficient and reliable public transit system for the residents of Philadelphia.