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Saskatoon Transit website allows real-time tracking of buses

Where’s the bus? New real-time tracking tool allows Saskatoon Transit riders to see where their bus is. SaskatoonTransit.ca

SASKATOON – If you’re wondering how much longer you have to wait for your bus, wonder no more. Saskatoon Transit launched its website today complete with real-time tracking of buses.

“Having access to real-time information has the potential to transform the ridership experience,” said Colleen McKee, the communications and marketing manager for transportation. “We know these new services will empower our current customers and we believe it will make it easier for new customers to try Transit as well.”

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Buses are tracked with internet-enable GPS units. Along with real-time tracking, transit officials say their new website allows for enhanced trip planning tools and improved service alert information.

The developers also made the site mobile friendly.

“Our customers have told us that mobile devices are the preferred technology when connecting to information about our services, especially when accessing real-time information,” said McKee.

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“The new services are designed to meet the needs of the connected rider and provide fast and easy access to information they need.”

Saskatoon Transit has also set up a Twitter account that will be monitored by the customer service team.

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