August 30, 2016 3:13 pm
Updated: November 11, 2016 4:46 pm

Saskatoon Transit riders can track buses in real time using app

Bus patrons can now track their ride via mobile devices as they use Saskatoon Transit to commute around the city.

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Bus users can now track their ride as they use Saskatoon Transit to commute with the launch of real-time tracking.

The city launched the initiative Tuesday through third-party developers, Transit App and Google Transit, to result in better trip planning, decreased wait times and less missed connections.

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Using the app, customers can see the location of buses on their cell phone and see how many minutes they have until the next one will arrive.

“This is great news for our customers because it gives them the power to better plan their day with less fear of missing the bus,” said Saskatoon Transit director Jim McDonald.

“Transit buses will be tracked by GPS which is huge for helping riders know exactly where their bus is. Now you can look at your phone, see that your bus is only eight minutes away and perfectly time your walk to the bus stop.”

Patrons wishing to try Transit App on their mobile device can simply download it from the iTunes or Google Play. Customers who prefer Google Transit can get started by opening Google Maps.

Real-time transit tracking is available on all scheduled Saskatoon Transit routes with other features coming in the future.

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