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MTA launches bus tracker

Waiting for a bus can seemingly take forever. Especially when you have no idea when the next bus is going to arrive.

On Monday, the Maryland Transit Administration launched My MTA Tracker for Bus, which allows mass transit riders to track when a local bus is expected to arrive at a given stop via computer, tablet and smartphone. The program tracks local buses via GPS-based system.

MTA customers can start using the beta version of while a focus group tests the product for the next 100-days in an attempt to iron out any problems with the technology.

“My MTA Tracker for Bus represents a real leap forward in convenience and service for our customers,” MTA Administrator Robert Smith said in a news release. “This effort is part of our ongoing Transit Modernization Program, an all-inclusive strategic effort to improve public transit throughout the state.”

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