Real-time GPS scheduling comes to Cold Lake Transit

NEWS RELEASE
April 3, 2017
For immediate release
 

Real-time GPS scheduling comes to Cold Lake Transit

Cold Lake, AB – The City of Cold Lake is pleased to announce the launch of its real-time transit tracking app.  

Working with TransLoc, and made possible with the assistance of the provincial GreenTRIP grant, the City of Cold Lake has made available the GPS-based app, known as the TransLoc Rider. The app, which is free to download, gives transit users a real-time view of where the buses are and when they will arrive at each stop. It can be viewed from a smart phone or a desk-top computer.

“This will ensure that transit users can minimize their wait times and work Cold Lake Transit into their daily lives as efficiently as possible,” Mayor Craig Copeland said. “We are thrilled to bring this technology to Cold Lake Transit, and thank the Government of Alberta for its contribution to this project.”

The application is viewable on a desktop computer at clt.transloc.com, and is also available for download from the App Store and Google Play. To download the app, visit translocrider.com and follow the links provided, or search “TransLoc Rider” in the App Store or on Google Play.

In addition to providing the public with real-time scheduling information, the app will help the City of Cold Lake’s administration gather information about when and where riders are taking public transit in Cold Lake, streamlining the data collection process.

“With this application just recently launched, we appreciate the public’s feedback on the app and thank the public for their patience with any bugs we work through in the initial days of the launch,” Kevin Nagoya, the city’s Chief Administrative Officer said.  “This is an exciting addition to Cold Lake Transit that should increase the system’s accessibility and convenience.”  

The launch of the TransLoc Rider app is part of the City of Cold Lake’s GPS Scheduling and Bus Stop Enhancement Program, which saw a successful application under the Government of Alberta’s GreenTRIP grant. The grant will see a total of $200,000 in provincial funds and $100,000 in municipal contributions towards the GPS scheduling application, up to six additional solar-powered bus shelters, over 500 linear meters of sidewalk to improve bus stop connectivity to the City’s existing sidewalk and trail system, and additional enhancements to improve bus stop accessibility and safety.

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Monday, April 3, 2017