Real Time Bus Tracking: The Green Line

Urban Indy has been talking about the possibility real-time bus tracking for IndyGo for several years. The newest hope for commuters is a Fall 2014 release date.  However, this morning, The Huffington Post mentioned a company known as DoubleMap that provides real-time bus tracking for IUPUI, Bloomington Transit, and many other systems.  Their online maps are high quality.  Compare IUPUI’s original look to the one that they have now:

IUPUI Bus Map circa 2011
IUPUI Bus Map circa 2014
IUPUI Bus Map circa 2014

Another pleasant surprise from DoubleMap is the real-time version of the Green Line Indianapolis Airport bus.  Two years ago I rode the original IndyGo Green Line, which was later bought out by a private firm. Unsurprisingly, the price has been raised from $7 to $10 a trip.  However, at least the service still exists.

Green Line Airport Bus

DoubleMap is located in Indianapolis in the Fletcher Place neighborhood.  According to the article in the Indianapolis Business Journal, IndyGo has decided to go with an international firm known as Trapeze Group to provide their tracking services. Time will tell how the IndyGo app will look and feel for users, but it is great to know that a local firm is making a big splash in real-time transit tracking.

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