NSW Mnister Paul Toole in Wagga for launch of Real-Time Bus Tracking


Real-time bus tracking for Wagga Wagga

Published: 28 Jul 2020 11:54am

Commuters in Wagga Wagga and 16 other centres across regional NSW will soon be able to track the arrival of their bus and check seating availability in real time.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said in Wagga Wagga recently the real-time tracking technology will be installed in around 1,000 buses across the State, starting from late August, as part of phase two of the NSW Government’s Transport Connected Bus program.

Mr Toole said the technology has already been rolled out in Dubbo, Coffs Harbour and Bega with great results and now the program is being expanded to include Wagga Wagga.

“It will allow customers to track the location of the bus, its estimated arrival time at a stop, and how full the bus is,” Mr Toole said.

Shaun Williams, Depot Manager at Busabout Wagga Wagga, said local operators would also benefit from the roll-out with access to more accurate data and tools to improve services and keep buses running on time.

“This technology will capture information about the number of customers getting on or off at a particular stop. This will give us a more accurate picture of how and when customers are travelling, which will make it easier for us to understand where service improvements need to be delivered,” Mr Williams said.

Customers travelling in regional NSW will be able to view reliable timetable information and real-time updates using the Transport for NSW Trip Planner tool at www.transportnsw.info and other travel apps.