The Hop has rolled out a new real-time solution designed to improve the rider experience for streetcar users. The TransLoc Rider service, developed by TransLoc – an industry leader in transit technology – offers a host of rider amenities including real-time positioning of all streetcars along the route, next vehicle arrival time estimates for each station, the ability to receive alerts when a vehicle is nearing a particular station and a platform for providing system alerts when service is impacted or delayed.
The free TransLoc Rider app is available for iOS devices on iTunes here, or for Android devices via Google Play here. Upon launching the app, users should select “M-Line: Burns Commons to Intermodal Station” as the selected route. Vehicle location information can also be accessed via the web on either desktop or mobile platforms athttp://thehopmke.transloc.com/. Additionally, riders can access arrival information via SMS by texting HOPMKE [Station Code] to 41411 (station codes can be found by clicking on the map in the link above).