Later today, the Christie administration is expected to announce the launch of a real-time service information program for bus customers in northern New Jersey. The MyBus Now pilot program, first launched last fall as a pilot program serving Mercer County-area bus customers, was expanded in April to include South Jersey and Philadelphia-area bus routes, and will soon be available throughout the state for local and intrastate bus routes.
According to NJ Transit, the program uses “smart bus” technology to provide customers with access to real-time bus arrival estimates to a specific bus stop within a 30-minute window. Customers can access the information in several ways: through the NJT website, from a web-enabled smartphone through the mobile version of the site, or by SMS-text messaging via cell phone.
NJT Executive Director James Weinstein, NJ TRANSIT Vice President and General Manager of Bus Operations Joyce Gallagher will make the official announcement this afternoon at Newark Penn Station.