As the economy improves and employment opportunities grow, the need for reliable real time information for bus arrival predictions increases. County Connection offers the public two options for obtaining real time bus arrival predictions.
Bus Tracker was introduced two years ago and provides either a map view of where buses are along the route, or a grid view that displays arrival predictions for buses at a particular stop. Bus Tracker is a web based system (not an app) that uses existing GPS data to predict real time arrivals. Buses transmit their location every 30 seconds to provide accurate real time information. Users can set up a personalized account to receive arrival alerts by text or email message. Users can specify which bus stop, days of the week, or time of day to receive arrival alerts. Access Bus Tracker on County Connection’s home page or go directly to http://bustracker.cccta.org/
Real Time Mobile Applications are available for both iPhone and android mobile devices. Thetransitapp is the application that County Connection considers to be the most reliable and valuable. Thetransitapp includes not only County Connection data, but also data for other major transit systems in the Bay Area, making regional trip planning easier. This application may be downloaded from County Connection’s home page, or go directly to http://thetransitapp.com/