Back in March we revealed Metro’s soft launch of Nextrip for real-time bus arrivals. After a few months of testing and feedback the service is officially live – keep your eyes out on buses and trains for the Nextrip marketing blitz. The above video was produced to help introduce riders to Nextrip.
Watch the video for a tease of Metro’s new bus stop signage. The new signs will feature Stop ID’s and QR Codes to help riders take advantage of Nextrip even without fancy GPS enabled smartphones. New signs will begin popping up in the next month. Keep in mind that Metro has nearly 15,000 bus stops – so it may be a while until your bus stop gets a new sign.
Learn about a new improvement to Metro.net, after the jump…
Along with the launch of Nextrip comes a nice navigation improvement to Metro.net. The old “Quick Links” box has been replaced by a helpful row of icons just below the denser tabbed navigation menu on the homepage.
The icon row offers shortcuts to some of the most-used sections of Metro.net including maps and timetables, fare information, the Metro Trip Planner, Google Transit and Nextrip. For visitors who found the vastness of Metro.net a little overwhelming, this row of icons helps focus the content.