Capital Area Transit System (CATS) is happy to announce that they will be upgrading their bus tracking application and will begin the process of transitioning to the MyStop application on July 31st.
“We are thrilled to bring this software to CATS and to the people we serve. It’s well overdue and is essential to becoming a top transit system,” said CATS Interim CEO Dwana Williams.
Williams was echoed by CATS’ Director of Innovation Micah Anthony: “The capabilities of this new software will not only enhance the riders’ experience, but it will also help us tremendously with operations and data reporting.”
While the upgrade does mean a temporary loss of bus tracking capabilities during the transition period, the improved application comes with several new features including real-time graphical bus tracking, integrated service alerts via email and SMS notifications, improved trip planning enhanced via Google, and more. Internally, MyStop will allow CATS to see and track data analytics that will help improve on time performance and make needed changes to schedules and routes.
As CATS makes this transition to an improved application, riders are encouraged to check the CATS website www.brcats.com for current schedules and service alerts, or call The Customer Care Line at 225.389.8282 for more information. The MyStop application is expected to be fully launched and available to riders later this year.