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New online schedules make trip planning easier, more accessible 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, July 29, 2021 9:09:00 PM

Customers who refer to online schedules can now see when a bus is scheduled to arrive at each stop along a route, and how long it will take to get to stops farther down the line. Previously, schedules only showed arrival times for certain high-boarding stops along a route, known as timepoints.  

Providing stop-level schedule information allows customers to know more precisely when a bus is scheduled to arrive at their stop and how long it will take to reach their destination.   

The change is especially useful to customers who plan their trips on mobile devices and customers who use screen readers, technology that converts text to audio for people who are blind or low vision.  

Improved online schedules are among several steps that have been taken to offer easier-to-use trip planning tools and real-time predicted departure information. Other examples include: