TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2011 /CNW/ - GO Transit is pleased to launch GO mobile
— its first official mobile application that will keep passengers who
are on the go — in the know.
In collaboration with Ryerson University, GO Transit developed the app
which is now available on BlackBerry, iPhone and Android devices. The
GO Mobile app allows users to view and bookmark GO schedules, see
Union Station departure information and set arrival alerts.
Text-to-speech functionality allows devices to read departure
information aloud to users. The app is available in both English and
French. Passengers can download the app for free at gotransit.com/goapps.
"This is an important step in the ongoing customer service evolution at
GO Transit," said Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Transportation. "Travelers
now have access to information from their mobile phone, making their
trip planning faster and easier whether heading to or from work or
"We're very excited to offer our passengers the ability to access GO
schedule information right in the palm of their hands," commented Mary
Proc, GO Transit's VP of Customer Service, "This app will make it even
easier for customers to ride the GO and is another step in improving
customer service for our riders."
The introduction of GO Mobile is just another way GO Transit is
improving the customer experience. It builds on initiatives like
improved easy-to-read timetables, the PRESTO fare card, GO's 15 minute
guarantee that will ensure passengers get where they need to be, safely
and on time and the Passenger Charter (gotransit.com/passengercharter) which is focused on putting the customer first.
The unique partnership between GO Transit and Ryerson University
provides GO riders with smart mobile technology while supporting local
Ontario research and innovation, particularly in the field of
Intelligent Transport Systems.
For more information or to download the app, visit gotransit.com/goapps.
GO Transit is Metrolinx's interregional public transit system linking
Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto & Hamilton
Area. GO carries about 57 million passengers a year in an extensive
network of train and bus services that spans over 10,000 square
kilometres. Metrolinx is an agency of the Province of Ontario. Follow
GO on Twitter and Facebook.
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