NextBus information is not a static schedule listing — it is actual arrival information, updated at regular intervals.
Because traffic variations, breakdowns, and day-to-day problems faced by any transit provider can interrupt service, NextBus was designed to keep your customers on schedule even if their bus or train isn’t.
While your riders stay warm and safe, they can easily find out exactly when to expect the next bus.
From the comfort and security of a protected place, they can learn when the next bus will arrive at your stop.
NextBus uses satellite technology and advanced computer modeling to track vehicles on their routes. Each vehicle is fitted with a satellite tracking system.
Taking into account the actual position of the buses, their intended stops, and the typical traffic patterns, NextBus can estimate vehicle arrivals with a high degree of accuracy. This estimate is updated constantly.
The predictions are then made available on the World Wide Web and to wireless devices including signs at bus stops and business, internet capable cell phones, Palm Pilots, and other Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs).
Conditions can change rapidly — but keep watching NextBus and you’ll always have the most current information available.
That way, your riders can arrive at the stop just in time for the next bus. You won’t ever have to keep them waiting.
The NextBus system is covered by U.S. NextBus Patents 6,006,159 and 6,374,176. The system is also produced under license from ArrivalStar, Inc. U.S. Patents 5,623,260; 6,411,891; 6,317,060; 6,415,207; 6,313,760 and 6,278,936.