Support for LAist comes from
Made of L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


Bus Stops to Get GPS Maps

Support your source for local news!
The local news you read here every day is crafted for you, but right now, we need your help to keep it going. In these uncertain times, your support is even more important. Today, put a dollar value on the trustworthy reporting you rely on all year long. We can't hold those in power accountable and uplift voices from the community without your partnership.

In Santa Clarita, transit officials will roll out a plan within the next nine to twelve months that will make bus commuting less frustrating. GPS tracking on all buses will fill up interactive maps on the city's website as well as ones placed at the city's 35 busiest bus stops, reports The Signal. Additionally, when busses are running late, the system will automatically notify authorities and text message or call commuter's cell phones.

Over the hill into the San Fernando Valley and beyond, Metro operates GPS and bus arrival information is displayed at select Metro Rapid lines (including the Orange Line). The Rapid Bus information can also be tracked on (it is really helpful if your cell phone works well on the web). As for those LCD flat panels in all the Red and Purple Line stations, word on the street a few months ago was that they will start displaying next train arrival information by the end of June. But according to Rick Jager at Metro, the schedule is not that. "We're looking at the July/August time frame. But hopefully in July," he said.

Photo by the City of Santa Clarita

Most Read