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. Â 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. Â Their online maps are high quality. Â Compare IUPUI’s original look to the one that they have now:
AnotherÂ pleasant surprise from DoubleMapÂ is the real-time version of the Green LineÂ Indianapolis Airport bus. Â 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. Â However, at least the service still exists.
DoubleMapÂ is located in Indianapolis in the Fletcher Place neighborhood. Â According to the article in the Indianapolis Business Journal, IndyGo has decided to go with an international firm known as Trapeze GroupÂ 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.