New Technology Makes It Easy To Ride Suntran

 

We are excited to announce that SunTran now has GPS technology installed that will tell you where it is and when it will arrive at your stop.  There are three new ways to find your next bus.

It’s easy as 1, 2, or 3

1) Text “suntran (number on the stop)” to 41411. Ding! In seconds you get a text back that gives the estimated time the next bus will arrive.

2) Download the free App “Ride Systems” and select SunTranUtah to unlock a host of tools.  Track your bus around town, see when it will arrive at your stop, find the bus stop closest to you, and mark your favorite stops.  The Ride Systems App was developed by Utah college students. The company is based in Utah and serves over 300 transit systems.  I love the App.

3) Check your computer before you walk out the door to see where your bus is and its’ expected arrival time at www.suntranutah.com 

As always, a complete bus schedule is available on www.sgcity.org/suntran/ or you can plan your trip using google maps by putting in your destination and selecting the bus icon.

I’ve traveled around the world for over 30 years while serving in the United States Air Force and I rode public transit in faraway cities like Paris and Berlin and in cities across the United States like Washington DC and Denver.  I love riding the bus.  I meet new people, see new sites, and I can relax because I don’t have to worry about traffic and driving.  I feel like I am part of the solution that reduces pollution and congestion, and I save money.

I’m now serving as the City of St George, SunTran manager and I also ride the SunTran bus.  I save money while meeting new people and I see that our drivers do a great job.  Speaking of saving money, one woman reported that she had purchased a new washer and dryer with the money saved by riding the bus last year.

Public transit is an efficient way to travel.  Most of the bus seats are full throughout the day and sometimes standing room only during peak hours.  There is room for one more person so I look forward to meeting you on the bus.