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Better Bus Tracking and Predictions

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Timeline: Fall 2018
Status: Complete

The MBTA has incorporated two innovations that improve bus prediction accuracy for riders. 

  • New bus location tracking offers more frequent updates of where buses are, every few seconds. Instant tracking reports where every bus in the system is, in real time. 
  • A new prediction system has increased the accuracy of arrival estimates on our website and apps by nearly 10% over the previous system. 

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As part of our $8 billion, 5-year capital investment plan, we're renovating stations, modernizing fare collection systems, upgrading services for our buses, subways, and ferries, and improving the accessibility of the entire system.

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For all queries and comments related to Better Bus Tracking and Predictions, please contact Logan Nash, deputy director of Realtime Applications, at lnash@mbta.com.

Building a Better T

As part of our $8 billion, 5-year capital investment plan, we're renovating stations, modernizing fare collection systems, upgrading services for our buses, subways, and ferries, and improving the accessibility of the entire system.

Learn more

Recent Updates

View all project updates