A new mobile app that tracks bus schedules at Syracuse is being developed by the university’s Information Technology Services and Parking and Transit Services departments.
As reported by The Daily Orange, the app is called Centro Bustime and uses a student’s location via the phone’s GPS to show estimated arrival times for buses that run through Syracuse’s campus. The app is also integrated with the Syracuse University Mobile app and enables users simply choose the route, direction and intended stop, and can see a bus’ projected arrival time.
The Centro Bustime app is expected to represent a more energy efficient solution, as well as a more user friendly means to keep the university’s bus ridership informed.
As the harsh winter months arrive on campus, the app is expected to ultimately be offered as an alternative to providing more heat lamps at campus bus stops, in part, because such an investment isn’t feasible. The hope is that if students know the exact arrival time of their bus, they won’t have to wait out in the snow as long. The heat lamp initiative is a continuation of efforts made last year that successfully installed the heaters at two campus bus stops.