Deal keeps popular One Bus Away transit app moving

October 25, 2011

By Staff

Local transit agencies and the University of Washington agreed Oct. 12 to keep a popular transit app up and running.

The future of the app, One Bus Away, had been uncertain, because the original developer, a UW graduate student, had moved on to the private sector. The app tells people when a bus is expected to arrive at a stop — in real time.

King County Metro Transit, Sound Transit, Pierce Transit and the university agreed to fund up to $150,000 to further develop and maintain the app for 13 months.

One Bus Away is available on the Internet, for iPhone and Android devices, and as text message alerts.

The app is used by thousands of transit riders to plan trips through the region. The service is used more than 50,000 times per week.

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