The City of Saskatoon has launched a new website for Saskatoon Transit.
Particularly new is the addition of a Real Time Map, which allows a rider to track a bus on its route. If you want to wait inside while the bus runs a few minutes late, you now have that luxury! In order to access it through your smart phone, you’ll need to use a different process. Saskatoon Transit has provided these instructions, with special instructions for mobile users in regards to data usage:
To view the information you simply head to the “Stop Schedules and Departures” menu item in the mobile trip planner and put in your 4 digit stop number. There’s also a link to find your stop number on the same page if you’re not sure of it.
The Real Time Map is only intended for desktop use as the feature has very heavy data usage. Be cautious in regards to viewing the ‘moving bus’ map on a mobile device, unless users are connected to wifi.
Users are able to see the status of buses on the mobile trip planner menu without having to open up the ‘moving bus’ map. The 4 digit stop numbers can be favorited by users by clicking on the star icon for quick future usage.
You can watch a video to get more details and instructions on this new feature.
Let us know in the comment section below how it’s working for you. Also, let Saskatoon Transit know in a couple of different ways. Phone, email, or drop in to their Customer Service Centre. Or, sign up to be an ongoing part of their Engagement activities. As always, feel free to give the Bus Riders of Saskatoon your opinions on our Facebook page, send an email to our group, or join us at our monthly meeting!