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With GPS installed on Baltimore buses, MTA debuts real-time tracking using Transit app

With GPS installed on Baltimore buses, MTA debuts real-time tracking using Transit app

A year after the overhaul of Baltimore’s bus system, real-time tracking of the Maryland Transit Administration buses has arrived.

The state agency spent just over $1 million to install Swiftly GPS devices in each of its 753 local BaltimoreLink buses and is sharing the signals with the Transit mobile app to allow riders to see the buses’ locations and better plan their trips. It works like the ride-share apps Uber and Lyft.

“With pinpoint scheduling accuracy at their fingertips, riders won’t have to leave their workplace or home early to wait for the bus,” MTA Administrator Kevin Quinn said in a statement. “This enhanced feature truly will transform the bus-riding experience...

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