WTA will soon begin working on a package of "Smart Bus" technology improvements, to enhance our fixed route service. Enhancements will include automatic stop announcements and "real-time information."
Automatic stop announcements let riders see (on digital signs) and hear (through recorded announcements) which stop is coming up next. Real time information is the ability for riders to see when their bus will arrive, via their phones or other devices.
WTA has received many requests for automatic stop announcements and real-time arrival information, from riders and from the community. We are excited to begin working towards them in 2018!
We hope to roll out these service enhancements in mid to late 2019.
Note: This project is included in WTA's proposed 2018 budget. The budget goes before WTA's board of directors for approval in December.