Because traffic variations, breakdowns, and day-to-day problems faced by transit providers can interrupt service, NextBus was designed to keep your customers on schedule even if their bus isn't.
How NextBus Helps Your System
NextBus uses satellite technology and advanced computer modeling to track vehicles on their routes.
NextBus can estimate vehicle arrivals with a high degree of accuracy. This estimate is updated constantly.
NextBus helps to make your system timely, efficient, and cost effective.
It's easy for riders to stay on schedule, plan their travel, and never miss a bus again.
NextBus helps them to make best use of public and university transit.
Riders can get the next bus information whenever, wherever, and however they want on a PC, an iPhone, a cellphone or a landline.
While they stay warm and safe, they can easily learn exactly when to expect the next bus so they can get to the bus right on time.
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Precise Passenger Information Solutions
We carefully match each system's transit information needs. Our featured customer installations include Los Angeles' LA Metro, Washington DC's WMATA, San Francisco's SFMTA, Toronto's TTC, MIT, and Chapel Hill Transit.
With NextBus, you can obtain real-time travel information via phone, cell phone or SMS (Text) messaging!
To get started, select the method below that you wish to utilize - you'll be given instructions on how to sign up.
NextBus Alerts allows you to create popup alerts that automatically tell you when your vehicle is about to arrive. Click here to sign up.
Can I be notified by my standard cell phone?
Yes! in the United States you can setup to be alerted via SMS.
Can I be notified via email?
Yes! simply choose 'email' during the setup process and the alert will be sent to your email address registered with the NextBus system.
Are there additional charges for SMS use?
Only standard SMS charges from your cell phone company apply. NextBus does not charge anything additional to send or receive messages. Learn more...