The City of Columbia discussed a new public transportation plan Friday in a meeting with Boone County, the Columbia School Board and the Chamber of Commerce.
The city has spent $165,000 to install tracking devices on Columbia Transit buses that will allow riders to track the buses via a smart phone app.
Andrew Brooks of the city’s Public Works Administration says the recent weather conditions contribute to the public’s perception of how well Columbia Transit is performing and that this app can help alleviate commuters’ stress.
Brooks also says the app can help parents and their children travel to elementary and high schools as well. Residents can access the app at comoconnect.org