Visalia Transit (CA) introduced real-time arrival information for its 44 buses last week. Riders now have the option to track buses via website or cell phone and to set up alerts when the vehicle is approaching. “This is amazing. This is going to encourage more people to ride the bus,” said councilman Don Sharp. “It’s futuristic and high-tech. I am glad I lived long enough to see it happen.” Each bus has a modem and cellular SIM card, which transmit the location of the vehicle to a website every five seconds. Link to full story in Visalia Times-Delta.