South Lake Tahoe, CA, September 08, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Today, Tahoe Transportation District (TTD) riders will get a big upgrade to their travels. Swiftly, Inc., a San Francisco-based mobility solutions company, has partnered with the TTD to bring real-time transit predictions to the South Shore region of Lake Tahoe.
As part of this project, GPS trackers have been installed on buses to generate real-time arrival information. This data has now been made accessible to the public in the form of Swiftly’s prediction algorithm. With this technology, riders can now access up-to-the-moment bus arrival predictions for routes 50, 53, 23, 19x, 20x, 21x, and seasonal services right from their phone, via Swiftly’s mobile app and website platform.
“We are happy to be able to provide our riders with real-time arrival information,” said George Fink, Transit System Program Manager for the TTD. “Especially for those who rely on transit to get around the region, this is a big step forward. We’re confident this program will make our transit system easier to use and more accessible to residents and visitors alike.”
Swiftly’s CEO, Jonny Simkin, added, “This partnership will vastly improve the experience for anyone who uses TTD’s transit system. This accurate real-time information will only strengthen the system’s overall predictability and usage.”
Swiftly’s free mobile app offers many features to help individuals get around the south shore and Carson Valley region. In addition to accurate real-time transit information, Swiftly users can access multi-modal trip planning, live maps with vehicle locations, and can report transit-related issues for other riders to see. The Swiftly mobile app can be downloaded for iOS and Android at goswift.ly/download.
About Swiftly, Inc.
Swiftly is a data-driven technology company that helps transit agencies improve their operational efficiency, make smarter infrastructure investments, and better engage their riders. Swiftly provides a best-of-class passenger information system, a seamless multi-modal trip planning experience for commuters, and an in-depth transit management dashboard for agencies. The company is based in San Francisco, CA, and more information can be found at www.goswift.ly or on Twitter @SwiftlyInc.
About Tahoe Transportation District
Tahoe Transportation District (TTD) is responsible for facilitating and implementing safe, environmentally positive, multi-modal transportation plans, programs and projects for the Lake Tahoe Basin, including transit operations. TTD provides fixed-route and demand response service the South Lake Tahoe, CA and Stateline, NV area. Commuter services are operated from Stateline to Carson City and Minden/Gardnerville, as well as a route connecting Gardnerville to Carson City. In addition to administering transit, TTD facilitates, implements, and delivers transportation projects in the Tahoe Basin. TTD provides operational authority for transit services within its boundaries. Learn more about TTD on their website: http://www.tahoetransportation.org/