Long waits and missed connections could soon be a thing of the past for Saskatoon transit users.
The city has announced it’s launching a smartphone app allowing passengers to track their bus in real time.
The initiative is being launched through third-party developers Transit App and Google Transit.
It will mean improved GPS information for bus locations on specific routes throughout the city.
“This is great news for our customers because it gives them the power to better plan their day with less fear of missing the bus,” said Jim McDonald, director of Saskatoon transit.
The new technology is being made available before cold weather sets in.
“Now you can look at your phone, see that your bus is only eight minutes away and perfectly time your walk to the bus stop,” McDonald .
Going forward, Transit App and Google App will allow users to receive app notifications on transit news, major detours and delays.