OneBusAway Production Deployments
- New York, NY: MTA Bus Time is the New York MTA’s branded version of OneBusAway. It expanded to cover the entire city of New York in March, 2014. In peak periods, MTA Bus Time handles 30,000 requests per minute. Real-time information has increased annual ridership by an estimated 8 million.
- Puget Sound, WA: Sound Transit’s original deployment of OneBusAway delivers unified real time information from six different operators. Operational since 2008, this deployment has over 100,000 unique daily users.
- Tampa, FL: OneBusAway Tampa was launched with Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) and the University of South Florida in August, 2103. It handles 180,000 requests for information each day.
- Atlanta, GA: The Urban Transportation Information Lab at Georgia Tech launched OneBusAway in beta for bus only in 2013 with a full deployment in 2014.
- York, Canada: York Region Transit / VIVA has launched OneBusAway in York, Canada. York features custom-branded versions of the Android and iOS apps, and is also featured in the main OneBusAway apps as well.
- Rogue Valley Transportation District, Oregon: RVTD in Jackson County, Oregon officially launched OneBusAway in September 2015.
- San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, California: SDMTS officially launched OneBusAway in January 2016.
- Washington, D.C.: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) launched busETA, a branded version of OneBusAway, in February 2016.
OneBusAway Beta Deployments
Before OneBusAway is fully deployed in a region, beta versions are often deployed to allow testing by a smaller group of users. Beta implementations of OneBusAway have been established in Washington D.C., Boston, San Joaquin, San Diego, and on UC Berkeley campus, as well as Lappeenranta, Finland. After these beta deployments are fully tested, they typically become production deployments. Other pilot project initiatives have included a partnership with Code for America, in September 2012, through which the Detroit DOT launched a “TextMyBus” service and a developer API based on OneBusAway. That’s the exciting part of OneBusAway – any developer can set up OneBusAway for their city. These developer deployments often have a goal of attracting the interest of the local transit agency, which may then see the advantages of the system and adopt it for their region.