The MTA’s Bus Time is now live for buses in Staten Island. Powered by technology from two NYC tech companies, Open Plans and Mobile Commons, New Yorkers can track buses in real-time using their computers, smart phones or via SMS.
The Mayor welcomed the news, saying, “ In an increasingly digital world, it’s more important than ever to provide New Yorkers with the 21st Century mass transit system they need and deserve. Today, the MTA took a positive step towards that goal by launching Bus Time in Staten Island – a real-time tracking service that will provide greater convenience and more flexibility to New Yorkers.”
Photo from: openplans.org.
The MTA is launching BusTime in Staten Island later this month, allowing you to track buses and get an estimated time of arrival from your computer or mobile device (vis SMS or a web app).