NXTBUS data goes live for app makers

Share Canberra's trusted news:

action bus

SHANE Rattenbury says the live ACTION bus data feed through the NXTBUS system is now publically available allowing developers to produce apps so that passengers can track their bus from their smart phone or android device.

“ACTION’s new NXTBUS system, which allows people to track bus departure times, has been proving popular with bus passengers since it went fully live in July,” Shane said.

“Refinements have been made to the system over the past few months and the data is now ready to be released. This data tracks the location of buses and how far away they are from the next stop.

“There has been a strong level of interest from developers with 30 registering an expression of interest for the live data feed, including 28 locals.

“Having the live data feed now means they can look to develop mobile phone applications which would provide ACTION passengers with another means of tracking their bus. ACTION will provide a link on their website to any apps that are developed.

“Currently ACTION passengers can access NXTBUS data from the ACTION website or via its direct URL which is action.act.gov.au/NXTBUS. This real time passenger information can be accessed from mobile phones, laptops, tablets or computers.

Who Can You Trust?

In a world beleaguered by spin and confused messages, there's never been more need for diverse, trustworthy, independent journalism in Canberra.

Who can you trust? Well, for more than 25 years, "CityNews" has proudly been an independent, free, family-owned news magazine, serving the national capital with quality, integrity and authority. Through our weekly magazine and daily through our digital platforms, we constantly and reliably deliver high-quality and diverse opinion, news, arts, socials and lifestyle columns.

If you trust our work online and believe in the power of independent voices, I encourage you to make a small contribution.

Every dollar of support will be invested back into our journalism so we can continue to provide a valuably different view of what's happening around you and keep citynews.com.au free.

Click here to make your donation and you will be supporting the future of journalism and media diversity in the ACT.

Thank you,

Ian Meikle, editor

Previous articleWould you prefer a seat on a tram or an Audi convertible?
Next articleMacklin / Under fire, we made it back to camp

Leave a Reply