Rabbittransit announces new website, plans mobile version
YORK - Rabbittransit, the company that oversees the Northumberland County Transportation Department and its Shared Ride program, announced the launch of a new website.
The updated layout and navigation was designed to help riders gain information more quickly and easily and showcases rider-friendly technologies.
Known as "Rider Tools," the section highlights state-of-the-art features available to riders to enhance their mobility experience, including a rider alert system that offers e-mails and text messages regarding service updates, a real-time bus tracking tool, a Google Transit trip planner and smartphone apps for iPhone and Android users.
"We know that technology is central and it's how people stay connected. There's a comfort in knowing where your bus is, and we want to offer that to our customers," said Richard Farr, executive director.
Rabbittransit is working on a mobile version of the website.
"Approximately 44 percent of our web users are using mobile devices to access our information. The next logical step is to create a version that is most compatible for that platform," Farr said.
Along with easier access to schedules and fares, the site offers an area to provide online feedback.
The site hosts information for all of Rabbittransit's services including York Fixed Route, RabbitEXPRESS commuter service, Gettysburg's Freedom Transit service and the paratransit program for York, Adams and Northumberland counties.
The website can be found at www.rabbittransit.org.