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"Where's my bus? Did I miss my bus? Am I early?" Well, you've asked and "We Are Listening."
NJ TRANSIT is in the midst of a pilot program providing real-time service information for bus customers.
"MyBus Now" uses "smart bus" technology to provide customers with access to real-time bus arrival estimates for a specific bus stop within a 30-minute window. Customers need to obtain their bus stop identification number, which can be found at njtransit.com or from MyBus signs posted at bus stops statewide.
Customers will be able to access this information in three ways: from a desktop computer through njtransit.com, from a web-enabled smartphone through the mobile version of njtransit.com, and via SMS-text messaging directly to their cell phones.
The pilot began in December and is being tested on 16 bus routes that serve communities in Mercer County and parts of Somerset and Middlesex counties, including bus route Nos. 600, 601, 602, 603, 604, 605, 606, 607, 608, 609, 610, 611, 612, 613, 619 & 655. The pilot allows NJ TRANSIT to address any issues with the system prior to a full system-wide rollout later this spring.
MyBus Now, which builds on NJ TRANSIT's "MyBus" system, will offer additional customer benefits, including automatic bus stop announcements, vehicle condition monitoring and passenger counting. The data provided through this technology will allow for greater efficiency of scheduling, planning and maintenance of NJ TRANSIT buses.