Port Authority is rolling out new technology to help riders track the location and projected arrival time of their bus on a smartphone or other device with internet access.
Real-time information is currently available for eight bus routes: 8 Perrysville, 41 Bower Hill, 48 Arlington, 56 Lincoln Place, 86 Liberty, 88 Penn, P1 East Busway-All Stops and P3 East Busway-Oakland. Additional routes will be added in the coming months. Port Authority will begin testing and implementing similar technology on its light rail system in 2015.
This technology will be a significant improvement in how Port Authority riders use the transit system. Many transit organizations simply refer to it by its industry name – “real-time”– but we want to give it a name! Please send your ideas.