In the new age of digital everything, apps are being created to help make decisions on where to eat, drive, shop, even to help us meet a future spouse. Using technology isn’t for everyone, but when HART launched their OneBusAway app in 2013, it was a huge hit. The app allows transit users to have real-time information via their phone, computer, or other wi-fi device as to when a bus would arrive. This has been especially useful for seniors, transportation disadvantaged travelers, and tourists who may need help to navigate difficult trips. Plus, it offers everyone a sense of relief knowing when the bus is on its way. Now, it’s getting even better.
HART is the first U.S. transit agency to add a new dynamic trip planner option to the OneBusAway app. This will truly enhance the rider’s experience by offering options on how to make a particular trip by receiving a graphic display with up-to-the-minute bus time information right in the palm of one’s hand and to notify the rider if the end time of the trip has changed. Visit HART online to find out more about this and other innovative programs.