Friday, April 04, 2008

Next Generation Bus Service

NextBus is currently being used in Ontario by Guelph and Thunder Bay. The service has features like LiveMap through the company website or through Google Maps. Information on bus arrival times can be accessed by phone/cellphone, internet, Blackberry/PDA and internet enabled cell phones.

Vancouver's service hasn't gone live yet, but is in progress as GPS units are added to the city's buses.

TransLink, the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority, operates public transportation services in Vancouver, Canada. On Facebook, you can use TransLink to lookup your bus schedules or get them by text message!

TransLink launched the popular Next Bus service on Facebook

Vancouver, April 4, 2008 - TransLink continues to make transit information available to as many people as possible in as many ways as possible, introducing Next Bus on Facebook.

The phenomenally popular Next Bus service, launched in December, is now available on the social networking website. Using the unique five-digit bus stop codes, Facebook users can store their favourite stop location and transit route number combinations, and then find out when the next six buses are scheduled to arrive.