CyRide Upgrades to MyRide For Real-time Bus Information
Post Date:08/14/2019 3:00 PM
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CyRide will implement a transition to a new real-time predictive bus service beginning the week of Monday, Aug. 19. During this time, MyRide technology will launch for public transit riders seeking information on the status of CyRide buses throughout the system. The technology will be upgraded on CyRide's website, as well as Iowa State's MyState application. During the changeover to MyRide, the former system, NextBus, will no longer be accessible.
“MyRide represents an exciting upgrade in technology for our ridership, and we are looking forward to better serving our customers,” said Interim CyRide Director Barbara Neal. “We expect the transition to go smoothly, and we appreciate our riders’ patience during this transition.”
Through a touchtone telephone, mobile device, or web enabled computer, MyRide users will be able to see exactly where a bus is at any time and when it is predicted to arrive at the closest bus stop location. Users can also view real-time maps. Current bus stop identification numbers and QR codes located on the bus stop signs will continue to function as they did under the old system.
The CyRide website (www.CyRide.com/MyRide) will provide MyRide information and will be continually updated as the launch date approaches.
CyRide has provided bus service to Ames for more than 40 years. Funded by the City of Ames, ISU Administration and ISU Student Government, CyRide is a city-wide transit system that provides more than 6 million rides annually. CyRide buses include biodiesel and hybrid vehicles, and CyRide has installed several solar-powered bus shelters.