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Press Release

Mountain Metropolitan Transit is proud to announce its My Next Bus real time technology is now available via Google Maps. My Next Bus gives riders the ability to find nearby bus stops, look up departure times, plan trips and get arrival predictions while they are on the go, right from their phone. Mountain Metro staff will be demonstrating My Next Bus at the downtown transit terminal tomorrow, Friday, June 30 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

“We’ve had real time information at our downtown terminal and at some key transfer locations for a while, but now customers have this information at their fingertips, accessible while they are traveling.” said Craig Blewitt, director Mountain Metropolitan Transit. “Google Maps displays real time predictions based on the position of the bus, using live GPS data, combined with the speed, to give customers an estimate of when their bus will arrive.”

          Mountain Metro provides Google Maps with detailed information about routes, scheduled arrival and departure times, and live GPS data feeds that refresh every 30 seconds. My Next Bus is a valuable tool for transit riders and will be especially important during periods of bad weather or other incidents that may cause delays or irregular operations. Visit Metro’s My Next Bus web page for more information.

Mountain Metropolitan Transit provides local fixed-route bus service and Metro Mobility ADA paratransit service for Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. All buses use clean diesel technology and are wheelchair-lift equipped. Mountain Metropolitan Transit also provides other services such as Mountain Metro Rides’ ridesharing, vanpool, and bicycling programs. For added convenience, there are bike racks on all buses for riders who want to utilize the bike-n-bus program. For additional information regarding Mountain Metropolitan Transit please visit www.mmtransit.com, or call (719) 385-RIDE (7433).