Oakville Transit users can now use bus-tracking technology
February 22, 2016
The Town of Oakville announced in a news release dated February 17 that transit users can now use bus-tracking technology to know the "exact location of their bus and when it will arrive at their stop."
The release states, "Real-time bus tracking is a web-based tool that uses GPS data to predict the arrival time of buses." The tracker can be accessed through a computer of smartphone using the Bus Finder tool on oakvilletransit.ca or using the Oakville Transit app, which is available through the iTune App Store or Google Play.
Features of the technology includes Track by Text, which allows users find out when the next bus will arrive at their bus stop number. Additional features include personalized bus arrival information alerts via email or text.
“Transit customers are going to love the convenience of having real-time tracking information at their fingertips,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton. “This new technology will help you get to where you need to go without wasting time or wondering when your bus will arrive.”
“The accessibility features offered by this new system put us well ahead of meeting the compliance dates for the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act,” said Barry Cole, director of Oakville Transit. “We’re very excited to offer new tools and service enhancements that will benefit all our customers.”
For more information, visit oakvilletransit.ca or click here to watch the video.