First in the region, now available in the Apple Store, “SouthWest Transit Schedule Information” provides up to date route information, as well as real-time arrival information for SouthWest Transit riders.
Last fall a University of Minnesota student approached SouthWest Transit with a proposal for a phone app. Being a SouthWest Transit customer, he knew there was a lot of interest in bringing this real-time information to our riders.
Now SWT riders can access the most current schedule information at any time. When time changes are made on www.swtransit.org, the app will immediately notify the rider that new schedules are available and ready for download. All the rider has to do is simply click refresh.
The app also makes it easy for riders to save and check the scheduled times of their most commonly ridden routes through the app’s “favorites” feature.
More importantly, real–time bus arrival information is available using the capabilities of the NexTrip system. Riders will know just when their bus is going to reach a stop and can be ready to board.
A SWT app for Android phones is currently in development. Its expected release date is June 2012.