Jun 12, 2013
WSDOT is making major improvements to the bus stop at eastbound 236th St SW at I-5 in Mountlake Terrace. This repair work will close this stop for one month starting Wednesday, ...
Apr 25, 2013
As of Friday, April 26, 2013, Stop #1518 at southbound Hwy 99 & Gibson Rd. will be permanently relocated due to a WSDOT construction project that begins Monday, April 29. ...
Apr 8, 2013
The baseball season has arrived! When the Seattle Mariners play weekday home games at Safeco Field, buses into and out of Seattle are often delayed. The delays may get worse...
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Dispatchers can now track the location of buses equipped with new technology in real time.
Next-bus arrival signs will help customers complete their trips.
Stops will be announced automatically via on-board speakers and electronic signs.
From ORCA and Transit Signal Priority (which provides a longer green light for Swift buses), technology has already improved Community Transit service. Updates recently made to our radio network allow for improved communications between bus drivers and our operations base, further demonstrating how technology helps transit.
The agency is now testing an array of new transit technologies that will provide improved operations and a better customer experience. The technologies will eventually provide real-time bus information to customers at home, at work or on the go.
Transit Technologies will allow the agency to:
Transit Technologies have already been implemented on our DART paratransit fleet, allowing dispatchers to increase productivity, improve on-time performance and reduce operating costs.
Transit Technologies were launched on commuter buses to Seattle in July 2012. A phased rollout of all Community Transit buses will take place through spring 2013.
When all buses are operational, the system can provide real-time bus information. Customers will be able to check real-time information for any bus by phone, computer or mobile devices up to an hour before a stop is scheduled.
Next-bus arrival signs will be installed at Swift stations and at major transit centers to help customers complete their trips.