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Transit, Swiftly launch real-time info app for Miami-Dade

Posted on January 30, 2020

Miami-Dade Transit riders looking to score big this week can now kick off their trips with new real-time data in the Transit app. Starting today, riders can access improved real-time predictions for Miami-Dade Transit thanks to real-time information from Swiftly, the big data platform for public transportation.

The Transit transport app also includes Tri-Rail, Brightline, Broward County Transit, and municipal trolley lines. With new real-time predictions from Swiftly, Transit users will catch their Miami-Dade Transit ride faster than a fleet-footed running back.

With Transit, riders see nearby options and departure times in big text and bright colors. Users can easily navigate South Florida, aided by real-time bus and rail ETAs, as well as trip-planning and step-by-step navigation with Transit’s GO feature.

Transit also brings multimodal options from different operators together into one app with its Transit+ feature, including Citi Bike, scooters from JUMP and Spin, as well as ridehail from Uber and Lyft. This first-of-its kind feature allows users to plan multimodal trips while getting real-time updates on their rail connections.

The effort will go into overtime, as additional services, such as local trolleys in municipalities like Miami Beach, join Miami-Dade Transit with real-time predictions in Transit.

In addition to the Super Bowl this Sunday, riders will be able to make their way to the Super Bowl Experience at the Miami Beach Convention Center using Transit to ride Miami-Dade Transit and the free Miami Beach Trolley to avoid parking hassles and find the most direct route to the end zone.

“Our mission is to help people get around cities without using their own car,” said David Block-Schachter, Chief Business Officer at Transit. “Providing accurate real-time information in an easy-to-use app is key to giving riders the best experience possible.”

“Swiftly was founded to help transit agencies provide high-quality real-time information for their riders,” said Jonathan Simkin, CEO of Swiftly. ‘This will be more important than ever during the Super Bowl where heavy congestion is expected across Miami.”

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