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Better Bus Tracking and Predictions

Updated on May 30, 2019

A bus on Route 43 pulls up to a bus stop.

About the Project

Timeline: Fall 2018
Status: Complete

The MBTA has incorporated 2 innovations that improve bus prediction accuracy for riders. 

  • New bus location tracking offers more frequent updates of where buses are, every few seconds. Instant tracking reports where every bus in the system is, in real time. 
  • A new prediction system has increased the accuracy of arrival estimates on our website and apps by nearly 10% over the previous system. 

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View schedules and real-time bus locations online

Beginner's Guide to the Bus

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Contact Information

For all queries and comments related to Better Bus Tracking and Predictions, please contact Logan Nash, deputy director of Realtime Applications, at