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Transit app for Kamloops, Okanagan promises real-time tracking

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November 06, 2020 - 11:44 AM

B.C. Transit is endorsing a mobility app that allows users to see real-time public transportation information.

The app, called 'Transit', is available for use in 18 B.C. Transit systems which includes Vernon, Kelowna and Kamloops.

The app uses real-time technology on buses in seven communities (including Kelowna and Kamloops), in addition to crowd-sourcing through the app, to provide trip information to customers, according to B.C. Transit in a press release.

Upon launching the app, B.C. bus riders can see nearby options and departure times in big text and bright colours. Users can navigate the region, aided by bus estimated time of arrivals, trip planning, step-by-step navigation, and real-time information.

"The introduction of Transit as our endorsed mobility app supports our other customer service channels including NextRide (where available), information on, printed information, and our customer call centres. B.C. Transit’s partnership with Transit offers a comprehensive, easy-to-use and widely-adopted app for riders," according to the press release.

Under this agreement, B.C. Transit also receives anonymized usage data to improve planning processes and customizations to better serve the public, such as the ability to send important information directly to riders via Transit’s home screen, according to the press release.

For more details about Transit and trip planning options, visit B.C. Transit's website.

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