Real-time app release in NSW

Sydney commuters can now use smart phones to track buses

December 19, 2012

New South Wales Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian announced early this week the release of three new real-time bus apps for smart phones.

The apps contain real-time data encompassing 8,200 stops, more than 1,900 buses and almost 1,200 routes across the Sydney Bus Network.

The real time information will initially be available for State Transit services in the Sydney CBD, the eastern suburbs, the inner west, southern suburbs, north western suburbs, the northern beaches and lower north shore.

It is expected the service will then be progressively expanded.

The apps are
the result of a competition the NSW Government held to bring together Australian app developers to
provide real-time public transport information to the public.

The first three apps released following the competition have been dubbed TripView, TripGo, and Arrivo Sydney.

According to the State Government, all three apps provide free ‘lite’ versions or come at a small cost to access all features and are either available now or will be once approved by App stores.

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