Track-it, a state-of-the-art intelligent transportation system, provides AVTA customers with real-time bus location information. The $2.4 million system monitors AVTA's entire fleet of local and commuter buses via a Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) tracking system. AVTA passengers can now rely on 24/7 access to bus departure information using their smartphones or computer.
Customers with the myStop application will be able to check when the next bus will depart from any stop in the transit system. When a bus is delayed or detoured due to roadwork or other causes, customers will be able to track the bus’s progress on the route. Passengers will also be able to receive text alerts notifying them of an upcoming bus departure, making trip planning easier than ever before.
The Track-it system is equipped with Cell/SMS/Text capabilities, so mobile phone users without the application can request and receive bus information via text message. Simply text AV plus the bus stop number to 321123 and departure information will be texted back to you. Customers can also visit the AVTA website home page or go to http://track-it.avta.com , where a computerized map will show the current position of each bus, tracked by GPS. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Track-it enables AVTA buses to now have automated announcements of upcoming stops on each route.
AVTA has also installed digital signs that display updated bus departure information at Lancaster City Park and at the Palmdale Transportation Center, and soon Track-it signs will be posted at bus stops, to help passengers with smart and regular cell phones easily obtain bus location information.
How to use the Track-it Bus LocatorWhether at a desktop computer or on a mobile device, passengers can access this simple and free service through any one of the following options:
- On any computer or smart phone at http://track-it.avta.com
- On any iPhone with the free “myStop” app
- On any cell phone by texting "AV" and your bus stop number to 321123
AVTA's Track-it provides real-time bus departure information for every AVTA bus, on all routes in the transit system, and for every bus stop! AVTA has upgraded its entire fleet with Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) receivers to facilitate the new Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) system.
Count on AVTA's new Track-it website for the following:
- Actual time a bus will depart from every stop on its route
- Rider alerts detailing delays or detours that may affect your trip
- Customize your Track-it account to receive text alerts for your favorite routes, and bus stops
- Bus stop numbers for every stop on every route