Sacramento Regional Transit launches mobile bus tracker
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Following the introduction of its real-time online bus tracking system, Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT) in California has launched a new free app for iPhone and Android that enables passengers to track any bus approaching a bus stop.
RT’s online real-time bus tracking allows RT call center specialists and passengers to view the location of any bus moving in real time on a virtual map and sign up for email or text alerts telling them when the bus has arrived at a given stop. According to Mike Mattos of Sacramento RT, the mobile application will make the Sacramento bus tracker more cellphone-friendly
RT has plans to extend the service to light rail passengers as well. Mattos said officials feel confident they will receive state funding this fall to build a real-time tracking system for light rail trains. If funding goes through, he projects it would take around eight months for development.