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Real Time Transit

Real-time bus tracking - The smart way to travel

Want to find out in real time how long it will take your bus to get to your stop? The City of Sault Ste. Marie’s real-time tracking tool uses GPS technology to pinpoint the exact location of your bus and when it will arrive at your stop. Real-time bus tracking is a feature of the City’s Intelligent Transportation System designed to make riding the bus easier and more accessible for everyone.

How real-time works

Screenshot of My Bus app


Visit saultstemarie.tmix.se/anyride/ to track your bus or add the link to the home page of your mobile device. Learn more at about tracking online.

Real-time uses GPS satellite technology to track buses and provide their approximate location. Once the vehicle is located, the system then predicts when the bus will depart future stops. Factors such as scheduled time, vehicle speed and distance help provide this information.

Real-time information and detours

Due to construction projects and weather related delays, real-time information may be affected.

How to use the app

  • Open the Anyride app on your computer, smart phone or tablet and type in your location, or use the map search feature. Otherwise you can choose your route and stop.
  • The app will display the number of minutes until the arrival of the next bus at your stop as well as your route number.
  • Please arrive at your bus stop at least five minutes before a scheduled pick-up time. It’s best to plan for unexpected delays while you’re walking.
How to create a shortcut to the app

iPhone
  • Launch Safari on your ‌iPhone‌ or ‌iPad‌.
  • Navigate to the site that you want to create a Home screen shortcut to.
  • Tap the Share icon (the square with an arrow pointing out of it) at the bottom of the screen.
  • Scroll down to the list of actions and tap Add to Home Screen
Android
  • Launch Chrome
  • Open the website or web page you want to pin to your home screen.
  • Tap the menu icon (3 dots in upper right-hand corner) and tap Add to homescreen.
  • You'll be able to enter a name for the shortcut and then Chrome will add it to your home screen.
Best practice

A rider should still arrive at their stop at least 3-5 minutes before the predicted or scheduled departure time. The closer the bus is to a stop, the more accurate the prediction is likely to be. If you have made an early inquiry, recheck closer to the actual time to verify the bus departure time. Departure times can change due to factors such as traffic delays or the travel speed of the bus.

Technology is not always perfect, but real-time helps our riders manage their time more efficiently and avoid waiting for their bus longer than they need to.

Contact Us

Phone
705-759-5438

Email
transit@cityssm.on.ca

Fax
705-759-5834

TTY
1-877-565-5551

Location
111 Huron Street
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 5P9

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