Suffolk Transportation Services, the county’s main transit provider, recently partnered with Durham, North Carolina-based Transloc to roll out the app, called TransLocRider.
Corrado said the county recently purchased 25 19-passenger vans to replace standard 35-foot buses in areas with low ridership, and is also working on a mobile fare payment app.
“You’ll even be able to set an alarm and have it tell you, for example, when the bus is going to be on the corner of Brentwood Road and Union Boulevard,” Corrado said.
Using GPS technology already installed on county buses, TransLocRider users can now track locations of buses and their estimated arrivals in real-time, according to Suffolk Transportation Services President John Corrado.
The application is similar to those already in use by the Nassau Inter-County Express, or NICE Bus, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Customers without smartphones can still use the app via text message or at sct.transloc.com.