Moovit strives to make bus travel easier

KELOLAND.com Original

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) – A Sioux Falls high school is promoting a possible solution for students who use public transportation to get to class.

Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls sent out an email on Thursday stating:
“If you have trouble reading the city bus map there is an app that can be downloaded onto any mobile device that takes the thinking out of using the city bus!”

The app is called Moovit.

This worldwide app takes using the Sioux Falls bus system to the next step. Moovit can be used for both Androids and iPhones to help you determine the best bus route.

Over 2,900 cities are compatible with this app. It’s also used in 92 countries by over 520 million people.

The app is free and after downloading will ask for your location. Once you select allow, it will explain what features it has.

In this KELOLAND.com original, we’ll be looking at how the app works and why the school district thinks it is a good solution for students. Look for that information here later in the day.

Under the directions tab, you can add favorites for places that you most travel. Plus, if you’d prefer a faster ride with less walking involved, the app also lets you order an Uber or Lyft.

This app also allows the user to find the nearest bus station and bus stop.

Ben Skelly is a Behavior Specialist at Axtell Park Elementary. He found the app and shared it with the school district.
He says the app helps kids come to and from school in the safest manner possible.

Skelly also says another benefit the app tackles is the language divide. He says it’s much easier for people to use whose native language may not be English.

Moovit provides step by step instructions, and if you’re unable to read bus routes, or maps, this tool provides you another safe option.

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