Now, this is why I love technology. COTA bus riders are in for a treat. Starting May 6th, you no longer have to keep looking for bus to arrive, you will be able to track it in real-time via your smartphone. All you have to do is download the Transit App, which is the same app used for CoGo Bike Share, Car2Go and Uber in Columbus.
According to The Dispatch,“We’ve been testing this for awhile. It seems to be working just perfectly. (But) you never know what might pop up,” CEO Curtis Stitt said. “We wouldn’t put it out if there were things we knew needed to be fixed at this point.”
Through the app, users will be able to plan trips, see when buses will arrive at their stop in real-time and watch buses creep from stop to stop along a digital map. Real-time tracking won’t be available on COTA.com or through Google when it launches, but Stitt said that is coming in the near future.