Wednesday, September 9, 2015

HART Launches OneBusAway Enterprise

HART celebrated Labor Day by officially launching another labor-saving technology for HART customers: OneBusAway Tampa Enterprise website. With this newly enhanced service, HART patrons will be able to instantly track buses to see exactly how far the bus is from their current location. They are able to calculate the distance either by the number of bus stops or the number of miles.

See distance in addition to time with OBA Enterprise
Features included in OneBusAway Enterprise include an interactive map with vehicle locations; a user-friendly search engine-based interface; and an ADA compliant text-only mobile interface. There is even a special "do-it-yourself" feature that allows merchants to display OneBusAway Enterprise information on storefront signage such as TV screens and computer monitors. The site can be accessed by both traditional computers as well as smartphones and other Internet-connected mobile devices. The new OneBusAway Enterprise website can be accessed via the following link: 

Two years ago HART launched the innovative OneBusAway app that delivers real-time bus arrival information directly to a customer's smart phone, computer, or other Wi-Fi enabled device. The system includes a touchtone feature that allows riders to receive real-time information in their preferred way via the app, text, or touchtone. Recently the OneBusAway app was also made available for use with the popular Amazon Fire Phone.

As HART Chief Executive Officer Katharine Eagan explains, "OneBusAway truly enhances the rider's experience, because they'll have the answers they need right at their fingertips."

Since it was originally launched, the GPS-powered system has gained in popularity with HART patrons, and it is accessed more than 300,000 times per month. Thanks to OneBusAway, riders save time, effort, and stress and can be reassured regarding the arrival time of their bus.