CTTransit buses will soon have GPS devices on them that provide real-time bus location information to riders, according to Gov. Dannel Malloy.
The State Bond Commission approved the $7 million allocation last month.
“This is all part of transforming our systems. It’s good for residents, it’s good for businesses, and it’s good for CTTransit. With real-time bus location information, it’s another step in our effort to take Connecticut into the future,” Malloy said. “We want the CTTransit experience to be easy and user-friendly, and the addition of this technology will make travel more convenient and reliable. This is a smart, strategic step in continuing the modernization of our infrastructure to move us towards a new era in economic growth that will support Connecticut families and businesses and create a best-in-class transportation system.”
GPS tracking was deployed on CTfastrak buses in central Connecticut and this technology will be on 500 CTTransit buses throughout the state.
The state Department of Transportation is encouraging riders to download apps to their smart phones, such as “Transit App,” that will utilize the GPS tracking information provided on the bus system.