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Greenville launches new bus tracking app

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - More than half a million people rely on Greenville’s public buses, and starting Monday, a new Smartphone app will make their lives easier.

The new feature is on a free app is called City Compass. It now offers real-time information about bus arrivals and delays via phone, text message and app notifications. Riders can also watch the changing location of their bus on a digital map.

Greenville Public Works Director Kevin Mulligan says it will streamline public transportation as ECU already uses the app and Vidant Medical Center plans to get it soon.

“So on a bad weather day, if it's raining, very hot or snowing, that you could seek shelter, stay inside and know exactly when that bus is going to be there,” he says.

The city is paying for the new app with a $50,000 federal transit grant. After installation, it will cost them $7,500 a year to operate.

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