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Austin, TX, United States, 2009/08/27 - 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.
Each year, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce awards small, medium, large businesses and non-profit organizations in a variety of different categories. This year's awards ceremony took place Wednesday, August 26th at the Hilton Austin Hotel and included over 100 finalists. Dadnab was one of four finalists in its category.
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. The itinerary specifies which bus or train to take, at which location, and at what time.
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," continues Cauvin.
Dadnab (dadnab.com) 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.