Transit real-time intelligent system upgrades nearly complete

For immediate release: January 16, 2019 - 9:15 am

Saskatoon Transit has upgraded the onboard Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) in 100 of its buses. This TransitMaster upgrade, among many other things, enhances the delivery of real-time bus information, displaying real-time bus locations via smart phone apps including Transit, Google and Moovit.

Twenty-nine additional buses require a hardware upgrade to accommodate the new system which is scheduled to be complete by the end of March. This group of buses will only display scheduled (as opposed to real-time) information via apps, but will continue to provide full trip planning functionality.

All buses will continue to communicate scheduled information and real-time service alerts, however only the 100 buses will be displaying real-time bus locations.

Several months ago the app called Transit began an upgrade to their app which resulted in varying degrees of real-time communication quality. All users could view accurate, real-time data, however users with specific service providers might not have seen the moving transit buses on the map. This was consistent with both iPhones and Android devices.

This issue has now been resolved and the app has been restored to full functionality.

Saskatoon Transit thanks you for your patience while this important upgrade is being completed.