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The endless wait for a bus in Klang Valley might just get a little bit easier with real-time location checks now available for several bus lines on Google Maps.
This collaboration between Prasarana (operator of several public transport services in Klang Valley) and Google allows users to spot the exact location of Rapid KL, Go KL, SMART Selangor as well as LRT feeder busses on Google Transit.
Previously, the only way for passengers to know the real time location of these buses was to inquire directly with Rapid Bus.
Prasarana admits that over 60% of their enquiries – that’s 4,865 times from January to April 2020 – came from commuters who wanted to know the location and frequency of the buses while waiting.
Now, all you need to do is type in your location and destination, then available bus routes with estimated bus arrival times and real time location automatically appears.
Rapid Bus plans to expand this feature to include MRT feeder busses, Rapid Penang in Penang Island and Rapid Kuantan in Pahang.
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