LOGAN – Riders utilizing the Cache Valley Transit District (CVTD) bus system now have an additional tool to help them navigate their way through the county.
The Transit app was released Tuesday and “we are encouraging people to download it and try it out,” said CVTD General Manager Todd Beutler.
The app is designed to give riders real-time data on upcoming departure times for nearby bus lines.
“It will tell them where the bus is and when the next bus will be at their stop,” said Beutler. “It automatically shows where they are and shows them where the closest bus stop is.”
According to Beutler, the app takes into account traffic congestion and road construction. It also integrates with ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft.
“It’s really a robust thing that gives them the most up-to-date information, right at their fingertips,” he added.
“It’s for anybody,” said Beutler. “It’s for folks who ride on a daily basis or for the person who is just trying to figure out how to use public transit. We transport a lot of students and we have a lot of incoming freshman who have never used the system. We want to make sure we get this in front of them as well.”
While the app has data specific to CVTD riders, it can also be used in other cities throughout the world, including Salt Lake City.
“Once they get used to the interface, for example, they can be in Salt Lake City and it will automatically adjust to the system there,” he said.
The app is available on the CVTD website, the iOS App Store and on Google Play.