New app sends bus delay, cancellation notification to mobile device – Tbnewswatch.com

New app sends bus delay, cancellation notification to mobile device – Tbnewswatch.com

THUNDER BAY — Student Transportation Services is making it easier to acquire information about school bus cancellations and delays.

Student Transportation Service of Thunder Bay has launched a new mobile app that will provide real-time notifications whenever buses administered by STSTB are delayed by five or more minutes.

The notifications will come in the form of alerts, which will also include service cancellations due to driver shortage and weather conditions.

“We are thrilled to offer this new service to help our students and families stay informed with the most up-to-date information in the event of delays or cancellations,” says Craig Murphy, STSTB Consortium Manager, in a release issued Thursday.

Subscribers will need to select the morning and afternoon buses for which they wish to receive updates from a simple drop down menu of all bus routes STSTB manages.

Bus delay and weather cancellation information will also continue to be posted on the STSTB website at www.ststb.ca

For additional information about using the mobile app, please visit www.ststb.ca/bus-status