ANCHORAGE – The new mStop app and upgraded bus tracking technology were rolled out this week for bus riders.
The new rider tools allow for better communication between People Mover and its passengers. Riders now have access to more precise bus arrival times and personalized notifications when detours and schedule changes affect the routes they ride.
Buses are equipped with new GPS systems that allow riders to visually track their bus on a map or get a notification before the bus arrives at their stop. The technology feeds into Google’s real-time information and updates every five seconds allowing anyone to get the most reliable arrival times.
“This new technology is a major step forward for People Mover and a huge win for our riders. We strive to be fast, frequent, and reliable. We know everyone’s time is valuable, and these new tools will allow for greater transparency and let riders know exactly where their bus is.” says Jamie Acton, Public Transportation Department Director.
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