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New Solar-Powered BusFinders Help Pasadena Transit Passengers With Real-Time Arrival Updates

Published on Friday, June 17, 2022 | 8:17 pm
 

BusFinders installed at Pasadena Transit stops all over Pasadena are now showing arrival times for Foothill Transit buses, the Department of Transportation announced.

BusFinders are solar-powered, e-ink devices (electrophoretic display devices that mimic the appearance of ordinary ink on paper) that show arrival times for buses within the next 45 minutes at the push of a button.

These devices have been installed at key bus stops throughout Pasadena since 2016. As of 2020, around 30 percent of Pasadena Transit’s almost 400 bus stops are equipped with BusFinders.

Transportation Director Laura Rubio-Cornejo said the new BusFinders are funded through a Bus Stop Enhancement grant that Pasadena Transit received from Foothill Transit. Displaying arrival times for Foothill Transit vehicles advances the Department’s goal of coordinating with transit agencies serving Pasadena to make taking transit easier and more accessible, bringing Pasadena closer to being a “livable community in which cars are not necessary to travel within the city.”

Rubio-Cornejo said there are now a total of 109 bus stops with BusFinders throughout Pasadena providing real time bus arrival information for Pasadena Transit and at any shared stops for Metro buses and now also Foothill Transit.

In addition to the BusFinders, transit riders in Pasadena are also able to retrieve real-time bus arrivals at Pasadena Transit’s webpage, www.pasadenatransit.net, or by using the Pasadena Transit app and other apps that provide transit arrival information.

For more information about these transit arrival time devices and apps, visit www.cityofpasadena.net/pasadena-transit/real-time-applications.

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One thought on “New Solar-Powered BusFinders Help Pasadena Transit Passengers With Real-Time Arrival Updates

  • What an expensive joke this waste of City transit money is. The recent massive series of MTA bus and rail service cutx have cost the MTA nearly 500,000 lost daily riders. The reduced MTA service on North Lake down to the Gold line station now runs every 52 minutes on one of the most important tranist corridors in the City, which used to have six buses down Lake per hour. Telling you the bus won’t be there for another 45 minutes is not the real problem, the lack of first world transit services operating with a bus on Lake Avenue every five minutes is the real problem. Quit buying cute toys and start running real buses much more frequently, instead. Long tranist wait times and lack of frequent bus services is the biggest problem with being able to effectively make use of transit in Pasadena, and this does nothing whatsoever to fix that…..