The tracking tool uses GPS technology to determine the exact location of buses and when they will arrive at each stop
Transit riders can now track how long the bus will take to get to their stop with the city’s new real-time passenger system, the City of Sault Ste. Marie announced in a press release today.
This tool uses GPS technology to pinpoint the exact location of buses and their arrival times at each stop.
Customers can visit https://saultstemarie.tmix.se/anyride/ to track their bus or add this link to their mobile device homepage.
For more information, see the full press release below.
Want to know in real time how long your bus will take to get to your stop? Sault Transit is pleased to announce the launch of its real-time passenger tracking system. The tracker tool uses GPS technology to pinpoint the exact location of buses and when they will arrive at each stop. Real-time bus tracking is a feature of the City’s Intelligent Transportation System designed to make bus use easier and more accessible for everyone.
“We continue to research and explore ways to ensure the most appropriate and timely service is provided to our customers,” said Brent Lamming, Director of Community Services. “The addition of the real-time tracking tool provides an opportunity to improve service delivery, help our customers manage their time more efficiently and avoid waiting longer than necessary for their bus.”
Customers can visit https://saultstemarie.tmix.se/anyride/ to track their bus or add this link to their mobile device homepage. Passengers should always arrive at their stop a few minutes before the scheduled or scheduled departure time. The closer the bus is to a stop, the more accurate the prediction is likely to be. Departure times may change due to factors such as traffic delays or the speed of the bus travel. If customers have made an early request, it is important to recheck closer to the actual time to verify the bus departure time.
“We are very pleased to work with Sault Ste. Marie Transit on this project. Sault Ste. Marie becomes our 18th partner in Ontario and joins all other major centers in Northern Ontario offering the Consat solution. Sault Ste. Marie will receive important invaluable performance data for route planning and revisions, resulting in more accurate schedules. Most importantly, Sault transit riders will receive real-time information enhancing their driving experience on the transit system. Not only will they know exactly where their bus is at all times, but they will also be able to receive information on service interruptions, detour notices, system alerts and much more,” said Roger Sauve, General Manager of Consat Canada.
Real-time passenger technology is a critical component to improving the transit user experience. Over the past few years, Sault Transit has implemented several initiatives, including On-Demand Service, the Northern Interchange Point and the purchase of over a dozen new buses. For more information, visit www.saultstemarie.ca/realtime.