Link: Metro - philadelphia : Blog : You Heard Me Right : SEPTA to launch TransitView Next WeekNext week SEPTA is expected to launch its much-anticipated TransitView, an online tool that will provide real-time updates on buses.
General Manager Joe Casey said Thursday that the program will launch June 2. Riders have been asking about the launch of real-time bus updates ever since SEPTA launched TrainView, a tool for Regional Rail trains, a few years ago.
The feature, developed in-house by SEPTA staff, will initially only provide information on buses, but will add trolleys at some point, said spokeswoman Jerri Williams. Like TrainView, the new feature is expected to allow riders to look up their bus route and find out the status – on time, delayed, canceled.
That all sounds nice, but not the same as BusView which has been in very limited "beta" for months now. Still, a step forward. It's too hard to lookup bus detours on a mobile device right now.