After more than two year’s of promises and more the Connecticut DOT has finally installed GPS systems on New Haven buses. The vehicle tracking technology has been available for more than a decade.
The DOT responding to a passionate request for the technology and an update of bus routes [“it’s a civil right”] by New Haven’s mayor Toni Harp said they would provide the system by the end of 2015.
With the GPS installed, customers could track their bus location and time of arrival through mobile phone apps.
In December 2014, the DOT promised that by the end of 2015, all New Haven buses would have new technology, including GPS systems, that would let customers track, via apps (such as Google Transit)on their cell phones, the real-time locations of the buses they’re waiting for.
Nearly one year later the DOT says the system is installed and should be operational by the end of 2016.