FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1, 2018 - Baton Rouge, LA - The Capital Area Transit System announces the long awaited launch of a new mobile application to help riders track their buses on their smartphones or through the CATS website www.brcats.com on an interactive map. The RouteShout 2.0 app can be downloaded for free on iPhone and Android devices from the Apple Store or Google Play.
The upgraded app is available today for download; however, CATS riders will not be able to utilize the app until Wednesday, November 7, 2018. The current RouteShout application will have a "black out" period from Sunday, November 4 through 6, 2018 for data migration and testing.
Beginning November 7, 2018, riders will 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 with their smart phone.
"I am very excited to offer this long awaited updated tool to our customers. Our riders rely on us to get them to places like work and school on time," says Bill Deville, CEO of CATS. "The launch of this new app will help them better plan their day as we continue to connect them to what matters."
In addition to being able to follow buses to see how far they are from a bus stop, riders can also use "Locate Me" GPS function within RouteShoute 2.0 to determine the closest bus stop and save favorite routes and stops for quick look-up. Riders can enable notifications should emergencies, route changes, or weather conditions occur that may affect service.
The RouteShout 2.0 traveler information system is provided by Routematch Software, an Atlanta based transit technology company that works extensively with transit agencies.
CATS is the public transit provider for the Cities of Baton Rouge and Baker and has an average monthly ridership of 225,000. The agency covers nearly 7,000 miles daily connecting people to what matter. More information about CATS can be found at www.brcats.com.
RouteMatch Software is the leading provider of passenger transportation technologies that help transform rider experiences and engage communities. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, GA and works with more than 600 transit agencies across the U.S. and internationally, providing quality software and award-winning customer service. A team of more than 160 professionals who are passionate about transit address industry needs such as routing, scheduling, dispatching, billing, reporting, CAD/AVL, demand response and fixed route integration, traveler information services, mobility management, business analytics, and automated fare collection. Additional information about RouteMatch’s ITS technologies are available at routematch.com or by calling RouteMatch toll-free at (US) 1-888-840-8791.