If you’ve ever found yourself in crummy weather waiting for a city bus that has fallen behind schedule, here’s a new tool that’s worth checking out.
The Duluth Transit Authority has launched a new automatic email notification system that will advise you either 15 or 30 minutes before your bus’ estimated time of arrival at your stop. The system uses real-time global-positioning system technology and software to cast its predictions.
You can register for the new service on the DTA WebWatch Web site, www.duluthtransit.com/WebWatch/default.aspx. Or simply click here to visit.
WebWatch also allows you to track the progress of a bus in real-time along a map of its route. This new feature could be especially helpful as we head into winter and the delays it is certain to cause.