New technology set to make riding transit safer in Kamloops

By Adam Donnelly
December 12, 2016 - 4:20pm Updated: December 13, 2016 - 3:58pm

KAMLOOPS — Along with an increase scheduled to take effect in September 2017, Kamloops Transit will be getting some upgrades in the new year; including real time tracking and improved safety measures for bus riders.

Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone was on hand at the Ord Road transit garage this afternoon to make the official announcement. Kamloops Transit was part of a pilot project for the security camera program, which is now being rolled out province-wide, to make buses safer for passengers, and operators.

Along with the cameras, the real-time tracking will make planning your trip easier for riders in the city. Riders will access an app on their smartphone or tablet that allows them to see where their bus is on the route and then adjust their trip accordingly. Stone says that technology will be available in 2017.

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