In the know on the GO: GO launches first official mobile app for Customers

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 class."

"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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