New GPS Bus Tracking App

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Transportation Services has added a new GPS bus tracking and automatic passenger counting service on the Storrs campus. HuskyGo patrons also have access to a new “Rider” mobile application.

The implementation of these significant improvements is the result of a strong team effort by the departments of Information Technology Services, Parking and Transportation Services and the Purchasing Department.

A group of frequent student riders joined with Transportation Services to test the Rider application.  The feedback they provided was overwhelmingly positive and valuable.

The TransLoc Rider app features will allow you to:

  • Favorite your most used stops (select the “heart”)
  • Get predictions for the next three arrivals at your stop
  • Know how much capacity is available on each bus (click on the moving bus)
  • Set notifications to let you know when your bus is about to arrive (select the “bell”)

Download the TransLoc Rider app and get access to real-time travel information.

The new tracking system will also allow UConn Transportation Services to collect and analyze ridership data in ways never before possible.  Future changes to the University’s shuttle services will be based upon publicly shared data and analysis.

The current shuttle tracking app (Ride Systems) will remain available for the remainder of the academic year, but its users are strongly encouraged to convert to the new Rider aoo as soon as possible.