CDTA announces launch of mobile device designed for real time info |
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The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) announced Wednesday the launch of its first mobile device application that will include Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI).
According to the CDTA, Real Time Passenger information takes the guesswork out of waiting by using GPS satellites to determine where buses are and their speed.
The service was developed by Axeva, Inc. and features real time information for devices that operate on Apple, Android and Blackberry platforms.
Now, customers can see when their bus is coming to any station serviced by BusPlus. The service also includes full schedules for all BusPlus stations, an interactive map and touch-a-stop feature.
Customers can also access BusPlus real time passenger information through digital signage at stations, on computers, through text messaging, and through e-mail. Riders interested in live predictions can also sign up for alerts at bustime.cdta.org.
The BusPlus program is a collaborative program between CDTA, NYSDOT, City of Albany, City of Schenectady, Town of Colonie and Town of Niskayuna.