Dublin Bus passengers can now receive real-time arrival information by text message, iPhone application, or on the new Transport for Ireland website. The new services complement an ongoing program to install 500 real-time electronic signs at key locations; 270 are already in place and others are planned for Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford. “This is an excellent use of technology which encourages public transport usage in everyone’s daily travel choices and makes for a more sustainable way for people to get around,” said minister for public and commuter transport Alan Kelly in a statement. We want people to be able to plan their journeys more easily and to understand that the car isn’t their only option.” The iPhone app is free, but accessing the information by SMS will cost 30 cents per text message received. An Android app is expected at the end of November. Link to full story in The Journal.
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