The Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation (COAST) has launched a new bus tracking mobile app. Passengers can download Passio GO! to their smartphones to view arrival times and bus locations in real-time. This app is free to download from the Google Play or App Store. The current mobile app used for tracking COAST buses, DoubleMap, will no longer track the locations of COAST buses as of September 6.
With this technology upgrade, Greater Seacoast public transit riders can access Information about individual COAST routes, schedules, and stops. Riders can also set bus arrival alerts and tag favorites, saving time, and reducing wait times at bus stops. Additional alerts for route changes or delays serve to keep all riders informed.
“As was the case with the rollout of our previous bus tracking mobile app, there may be a break-in period for our staff as we integrate the new technology into our day-to-day operations,” remarked Rad Nichols, COAST Executive Director. “We are very excited to move to this new platform and expect that our passengers will be pleased with the new app. The convenience of being able to see how our bus system is operating in real time on your phone or computer makes a real difference for public transit users.”
The Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation (COAST) has provided public transit service to the Seacoast New Hampshire region since 1982. COAST is a non-profit agency, operating a regional public transit system that relies primarily on federal and local government support to operate. COAST is governed by a board of directors representing the communities served, two regional planning commissions, and many local and state agencies. COAST’s vision is to be an innovative leader in providing a broad range of public transportation services, connecting, and coordinating a robust network of transportation options for everyone. For additional information, please visit www.coastbus.org.
About Passio Technologies
Named as one of 2018's TAG Top 40 Innovative Companies in Georgia, and to Inc. Magazine’s 5,000 fastest growing companies for 2018 and 2019, Passio Technologies is a provider of fixed route, paratransit, non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT), and on demand solutions for transit systems of all sizes. For additional information, please visit www.passiotech.com.
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