Remember - Allow plenty of time to reach your stop before the bus arrives!
- Users can minimize time spent outside in bad weather or in poorly-lit locations.
- Bongo makes it easier for people to use public transportation and ultimately reduces the number of cars on the road.
- Wi-Fi access allows commuters to stay connected.
- The system provides a management console for bus dispatchers so they can more effectively manage the transit service.
- Automatic Passenger Counters (APC) provide valuable information to evaluate stops and routes.
- The system provides real-time information on many engine variables to identify and address maintenance issues.
For feedback about Bongo, either the web site or the apps, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or through our Facebook page. You can also find information about each agency below:
Iowa City Transit
How does Bongo work?
Bongo utilizes GPS technology and computer modeling to track vehicles on their routes and predict arrival times. Each vehicle is equipped with a GPS tracking system that reports latitude and longitude to a satellite every 15 seconds.
The satellite then transfers the information to a data center which locates the bus on a map and then, using historical averages, it calculates the predicted arrival times for every stop on the route.