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Kingston Transit to release real-time travel data

June 7, 2017 -

Starting Monday, June 12, Kingston Transit passengers will receive real-time arrival and departure information for all Kingston Transit routes using their computer, smartphone, tablet or with their preferred transit app.

"We have made our real-time transit data available in an open data format. Real-time data takes the guess work out of knowing if your bus is just around the corner or if it's been delayed," says Jeremy DaCosta, general manager, Kingston Transit. "Until now, passengers didn't have a convenient way of knowing where their bus is. This changes all of that. It's fantastic!"

To access real-time arrival information, riders can use Google Maps on their computer, smartphone or tablet. Real-time information is also available by using other free transit apps found in the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

DaCosta notes the data can be used by any transit apps and suggests that riders contact Kingston Transit if their preferred app isn't using it so they can reach out to the app developer to make the data available.

"Giving our riders access to real-time travel information has been a priority for us in 2017 and will make riding Kingston Transit even easier," says DaCosta.

For questions concerning this new feature, please call City of Kingston Customer Service at 613-546-0000 or email contactus@cityofkingston.ca.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. 

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Media contact: For more information call the strategic communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.