Kingston Transit passengers will be able to see real-time arrival and departure information for all KT bus routes beginning Monday, June 12.
UPDATE: Kingston Transit reports bus arrival time information is available today on TransitApp.
— Kingston Transit (@KingstonTransit) June 6, 2017
The information will be available to riders using a computer, smartphone, tablet or with their preferred transit app by using Google Maps on their computer, smartphone or tablet. (Google Play | iTunes)
Kingston Transit also reports the data will be available to other free transit apps that can found in the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
“We have made our real-time transit data available in an open data format. Real-time data takes the guess work out of knowing if your bus is just around the corner or if it’s been delayed,” said Kingston Transit general manager, Jeremy DaCosta, in a release. “Until now, passengers didn’t have a convenient way of knowing where their bus is. This changes all of that. It’s fantastic!”
DaCosta also stated that adding this feature has been a priority this year and confirmed their data can be incorporated into any transit apps in addition to Google Maps.
If a rider determines their preferred app doesn’t include Kingston Transit real-time information, DaCosta suggests contacting Kingston Transit so they can make contact with that app developer and make the data available.
For questions concerning this new feature, phone City of Kingston Customer Service at 613-546-0000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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