How Do You Plan Your Public Bus Route?


Quick Answer

To plan a route using public transportation, use a trip planner provided online by many local governments or use a route optimization app on your mobile device. Find the website provided by your city or county government at StateLocalGov.net.

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Local government websites typically provide public transportation routes and schedules. These are commonly accessed by clicking on a tab called Transportation or Departments on the main page or by performing a search for "bus routes" or "trip planner" using the site's search feature. At StateLocalGov.net, scroll down and click on the state to bring up an alphabetical list of counties in the state, and then click on the city to bring up the website. Typically, when a trip planner is provided, you enter your starting address and the destination to display step-by-step instructions.

To find a route-planning app for your mobile device, perform a search for "trip planning" on the main page at Appcrawlr.com, and then click on the Public Transportation check-box beneath the Topics heading. Select the type of device that you use from the drop-down box near the top of the page. Scroll down to view trip planning apps compatible with your device; click the Free check-box at the top left of the page beneath the Price heading to display only those apps that are available free of charge.

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