Real Time Passenger Information Systems, such as NextBus, are giving riders more reason to take public transportation, according to a report released earlier this month by the American Transportation Association (APTA).
APTA President and CEO Michael Melaniphy explains,
“The exponential growth of apps to track bus and rail arrival times is demystifying the ridership experience and attracting new customers to public transportation. More and more people are now able to find out when the next bus and train will arrive through public transit apps. This is making public transportation more attractive.”
This is great news for bus systems that rely on NextBus technology. In fact, 2011 had the second highest annual ridership since 1957. For a full copy of the report, please visit: http://apta.com/resources/statistics/Documents/Ridership/2011-q4-ridership-APTA.pdf