My Bus Lawrence app update
It’s getting a little easier to take the bus in Lawrence. The “My Bus Lawrence” app has recently been upgraded to provide up-to-the-minute transit information and improved features specifically for bus riders in Lawrence.
The upgraded My Bus Lawrence app is available for free on iTunes or Google Play. It’s simple to download, but for those who already have the previous version of the app on their phones, they will need to un-install and re-install the app for it to work properly.
What’s new about this app? For one thing, you will see moving bus icons on a map with the route number and direction the bus is traveling. You can find out when your bus will arrive by clicking on the icon, or selecting your route and bus stop. You can also choose your favorite stops, see important announcements, or set alerts to let you know you have 10 minutes before your bus will arrive.
Another tool riders can use to find out when their bus will arrive is to send a text message. Each bus stop has a number displayed on the bus stop sign. Simply send a text to 41411 and enter “Trip”, space, then the bus stop number and you will receive a reply with the estimated time of arrival at that bus stop.
“Improving communication and keeping our riders better informed is very important to us at Lawrence Transit,” said Bob Nugent, Lawrence Transit Administrator. “Making improvements in technology is one step in the right direction towards better overall customer satisfaction.”