What do Boston and Edmonton have in common? Transit operators in both cities have endorsed Transit as their preferred mobile application.
Edmonton installed GPS and live location updates at a cost of $18 million. The technology also supports automated stop announcements, which are presented in audio and video format.
The live tracking data will be available to other software developers and will continue to support Edmonton’s own app. The agency’s ETS Live-to-Go app has received poor reviews, however, and a survey of 8,000 riders showed a preference for Transit.
“To me, it was a logical connection,” said ETS transit manager Eddie Robar, speaking about the decision to endorse the Transit app. “Transit’s really good at transit … We’re looking at what we do best and really focusing on our core service.”
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