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Dadnab Wins 2009 Greater Austin Business Award
Dadnab won the Take on Traffic award in in the small business category at the 2009 Greater Austin Business Awards. The award honors businesses that reduce traffic and vehicle miles traveled.
By: Roger L. Cauvin
Dadnab is a transit texting application that enables riders to obtain schedule information from their mobile phones. A user of the service sends a text message with an origin, destination, and optional departure time. Moments later, Dadnab replies with the most convenient itinerary for reaching the destination by public transportation.
Roger L. Cauvin, who created and operates the service, accepted the award.
"Not knowing what bus or train to take is a major 'fear factor' that keeps people from using public transportation. With Dadnab, both new and existing transit riders can rest assured they will get the schedule information they need while they are on the go," says Cauvin.
"By eliminating barriers to transit use and improving the rider experience, Dadnab increases ridership and reduces dependency on the automobile,"
Dadnab is based in Austin but operates in nine other regions, including the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Portland, Seattle, Southern California, and the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tri-state area.
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Dadnab is the leading SMS text messaging service for planning trips on public transportation. Users send queries from their mobile phones, and Dadnab tells them which bus or train to take, at which location, at what time, to reach their destinations.