Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority chooses Transit as official app
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) will have access to new data about how its riders use their new apps to plan trips…
Transit has been named the best smartphone application for travelling around Pinellas County and chosen by the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) for its official app. Transit is the most popular public transit app in North America, counting millions of active users in over 140 cities. Transit has an easy-to-use interface that will feature PSTA’s real-time arrival information, a trip planner and stop-by-stop directions. The home screen displays nearby transport options and departure times whilst Transit users can also see real-time availability for Coast bikeshare and request Uber rides from within the app.
By partnering with Transit, PSTA is building upon existing public schedule information to create a seamless experience for transit riders in Pinellas County. The endorsement comes at no cost to the agency.
“There are multiple trip-planning apps on the market right now, but what makes Transit the official app of PSTA is its ability to encompass multiple modes of transportation as part of the trip-planning process,” said PSTA Chief Executive Officer, Brad Miller. “PSTA has poised itself towards becoming a regional mobility manager for the Tampa Bay area and endorsing an app that integrates multiple modes of transportation is a major part of that forward-thinking shift.”
Transit is available to download on both iPhone and Android devices, meaning PSTA are able to reach a wider range of riders. As part of the agreement with Transit, PSTA will also have access to new data about how its riders are using the app and planning trips.
“Partnering with a single app makes it clear to riders where they can go for information,” said Sophie Le Blanc, Business Development Manager for Transit. “What’s more, some anonymous user data we receive from riders will be shared with PSTA to help support it’s planning and operations.”