September 7, 2016
Tahoe Transportation District (TTD) riders have recently gotten a big upgrade to their travels. Swiftly has partnered with TTD to bring real-time transit predictions to the South Shore region of Lake Tahoe.
As part of this project, GPS trackers have been installed on buses to generate real-time arrival information. This data has now been made accessible to the public in the form of Swiftly’s prediction algorithm, Transitime. With this technology, riders can now access up-to-the-moment bus arrival predictions for routes 50, 53, 23, 19x, 20x, 21x, and seasonal services right from their phone, via Swiftly’s mobile app and website platform.
“We are happy to be able to provide our riders with real-time arrival information,” said George Fink, Transit System Program Manager for the TTD. “Especially for those who rely on transit to get around the region, this is a big step forward. We’re confident this program will make our transit system easier to use and more accessible to residents and visitors alike.”
“This is a big step forward. We’re confident this program will make our transit system easier to use and more accessible to residents and visitors alike.” — George Fink, TTD
Swiftly’s CEO, Jonny Simkin, added, “This partnership will vastly improve the experience for anyone who uses TTD’s transit system. This accurate real-time information will only strengthen the system’s overall predictability and usage.”
Tahoe Transportation District (TTD) is responsible for facilitating and implementing safe, environmentally positive, multi-modal transportation plans, programs and projects for the Lake Tahoe Basin, including transit operations. TTD provides fixed-route and demand response service the South Lake Tahoe, CA and Stateline, NV area. Commuter services are operated from Stateline to Carson City and Minden/Gardnerville, as well as a route connecting Gardnerville to Carson City. In addition to administering transit, TTD facilitates, implements, and delivers transportation projects in the Tahoe Basin. TTD provides operational authority for transit services within its boundaries. Learn more about TTD on their website: http://www.tahoetransportation.org/