City launches DoubleMap Transit App
Medicine Hat – Medicine Hat Transit is launching DoubleMap; a new mobile transit app and website to help residents and visitors navigate the City’s transit system.
“The DoubleMap app will help riders determine where their bus is on route,” said Simon Amos, Manager Community Access. “The technology will provide users with live updates, directly to their mobile device. The website will allow users to see where their bus is, before they’ve even left home.”
The app and website show the bus routes overlaid onto a map of Medicine Hat. Using built-in GPS tracking, users are able to see where each bus is along its route in real-time. The program is able to display the current bus routes and schedules, and can provide announcements about any service disruptions which may affect travel.
“DoubleMap is part of the system-wide intelligent transit initiative,” said Amos. “We are also excited to have installed a real-time Automated Passenger Count system, which will be able to give the City accurate transit data for the first time. This will help us to determine any accessibility upgrades and possible future route adaptions.”
The DoubleMap app can be downloaded for free from the App Store on Apple Devices and the Google Play Store on Android.
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For media inquiries, please contact:
Manager Community Access
City of Medicine Hat