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Fredericksburg Regional Transit provides free “RouteShout 2.0” bus tracking mobile app

From The City of Fredericksburg:

Fredericksburg Regional Transit (FRED), has announced the launch of a new mobile application to help riders track their buses on their smartphone. The RouteShout 2.0 app can be downloaded on iPhone and Android devices at no cost from the Apple Store or Google Play.

The new tool is available today to FRED riders and for all transit routes. FRED riders will now be able to more conveniently plan trips, reduce wait times at bus stops, and be notified of any schedule or route changes in real-time wherever they happen to be through their smartphone.

“FRED Transit is very excited to offer this tool to our riders,” says Jamie Jackson, Director of Public Transit at Fredericksburg Regional Transit “We want to provide all our riders who rely on us every day with the latest transit technology so they can get to work, appointments, and school on time. This helps riders better plan their day and helps us support them.”

In addition to being able to follow buses to see how far they are from a bus stop, riders can also use the “Locate Me” GPS function within RouteShout 2.0 to determine the closest bus stop and save favorite routes and stops for quick look-ups. When emergencies, route changes or weather conditions occur that may affect service, riders can also subscribe to receive notifications.

The RouteShout 2.0 traveler information system is provided by Routematch Software, an Atlanta-based transit technology company that works extensively with transit agencies.

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