Stagecoach hopes to tackle traffic issues with launch of new mobile app

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A BUS operator hopes to supply better service information with its new app.

The Stagecoach Bus app offers journey planning and live bus tracking features to passengers. A mobile ticketing feature is in development.

Stagecoach South’s managing director Edward Hodgson said: ‘Whether you’re a commuter heading to work, a student going to college, a family getting ready for a day out or you’re meeting retired friends, live bus tracking means you have more time to yourself before leaving for the bus stop.

‘What our new app can’t do is solve the growing problem of road congestion. We need local authorities to take action because faster and more reliable bus journeys, fewer cars, and less pollution is better for everyone in our communities.’

Havant MP Alan Mak helped launch the app, which is available for free on Apple and Android phones.

He said: ‘The convenience of the app will hopefully encourage more people to use buses, easing congestion and improving passengers’ experience of travelling.’