New Bus Tracking App Debuts on Monday

UConn Parking and Transportation Services will debut Passio Go, a new bus tracking app on December 6, which will be available through the MyUConn app

Passio GO App

UConn's new bus tracking app is Passio GO.

UConn Parking and Transportation Services will debut Passio Go, a new bus tracking app on Monday, December 13, which will be available through the MyUConn app. PassioGo will be the only HuskyGo shuttle tracker available during the spring 2021 semester. Use of the current tracker app, TransLoc Rider, will end on January 1, 2022.

The transition to Passio Go is an important part of the UConn merger with Windham Regional Transit District (WRTD).

In the first quarter of 2022, Passio Go users will be able to track both HuskyGo and WRTD fixed-route services. Passio Go will make navigating local transit trips simple and seamless.

Passio Go users will receive real-time information about bus locations and capacities, similar to TransLoc Rider, the app it replaces. Riders can also set bus arrival alerts and tag favorites, saving time and reducing wait times at bus stops. Users will also receive timely notification of route changes and delays needed for riders to adapt their plans.

Passio Go uses internal algorithms that allow the application to learn and improve its accuracy and performance over time. None of the tracking equipment installed in the HuskyGo fleet vehicles will be changed, which will ensure the baseline performance of the tracking system will be unaffected by the change to Passio Go. Passio equipment will also be installed on all the WRTD transit fleet vehicles during the coming weeks to improve its usefulness.

The data collected from the Passio Go app and system is essential to the efficient operation and continual improvement of HuskyGo transit services.

Parking and Transportation Services is actively working with Connecticut Department of Transportation Services and WRTD to fully convert the HuskyGo fleet to battery-electric buses. The conversion will likely require the near-term construction of an electric-bus charging depot on the UConn Storrs campus with the environmental benefits of using the University’s cogenerated power.

Other advances by Parking and Transportation Services will include the expansion of gateless and touchless parking experiences that will build upon the benefits of virtual parking permits and mobile parking options.