Media Release from Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) on May 9, 2017
Earlier today, Fairfax County Department of Transportation officials briefed the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ Transportation Committee (BTC) on the rollout of Fairfax Connector BusTracker—the transit system’s real-time passenger information system that uses global positioning system (GPS) technology to provide estimated arrival times and locations of Fairfax Connector buses. Starting today, Fairfax Connector passengers will be able to access the scheduled and estimated arrival times of their bus by using a smart phone, tablet, or a computer.
With this new tool, we aim to provide a more predictable travel experience for our current passengers, and attract new transit riders to reduce the number of single occupancy vehicles on Fairfax County roadways (said Fairfax Connector Chief Dwayne Palfrey). As we move forward with the full system rollout, we encourage riders to test out the technology, and provide feedback on the functionality and user interface.
Passengers are encouraged to visit www.fairfaxconnector.com to access BusTracker; learn how to use the system; and provide feedback. The BusTracker “how-to” online resource also provides information for third party developers.
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