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Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Scott Emerson

Ready, Set, Track!

Victor P Taffa

Trip Tracker will be off and tracking on Clarks Logan City buses, with the launch of the new real-time technology today.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said the new real-time technology meant passengers in Logan no longer had to guess where their bus was, because they could track it.

“It was an exciting experience being on the bus this morning and using Trip Tracker for the first time.” Mr. Emerson said.

“Whether you use a smart phone, a computer, bus information display, or ring passenger information this new technology will take the guess work and anxiety out of waiting for a bus.”

“Passengers can check the TransLink website on their phone or computer to see how far away their bus is and know they can finish that last cup of tea and won’t miss their ride.”

“The information displayed on screens on the bus will make an unfamiliar trip less daunting for passengers as they can follow where they are on the route and know when their stop is approaching.”

“13 kerb-side information displays are also up and running today, equipped with ‘next bus’ audio announcements so passengers won’t be standing at a bus stop wondering if their bus is one minute or 10 minutes away.” Mr. Emerson said.

Trip Tracker will run as a trial on Clarks Logan buses from Tuesday 24 July until mid-2013. Passengers are encouraged to use this time to familiarise themselves with the system and provide feedback to TransLink.

For more information on Trip Tracker, visit the TransLink website at translink.com.au Real-time journey planning information for Logan buses will also be available by phoning 13 12 30 anytime.

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