On February 3, Logistics, Transportation & Parking (LTP) launched a new real-time bus information system. The new system will enable riders to see university bus locations in real-time and predicts precise arrival times for every campus route and stop. The old (DoubleMap) system will remain live until February 29, 2020.
Riders will enjoy a number of new features, including:
- Ability to sign up for text service and prediction alerts by route, stop and times of day
- More accurate prediction algorithm which utilizes both schedule data and historical data
- Desktop and mobile applications built on the Google Maps platform
- Automated stop announcements, so you’ll always know what stop you’re at and what is coming up next
Riders can use the interactive map to see real-time bus locations and arrival predictions or download the U-M Magic Bus app by searching ‘U-M Magic Bus’ at the Apple Store or Google Play. Magic Bus also offers a free API for developers.