Real-time bus schedules are available through text-messages on your cell phone.
You will notice departure times marked with an asterisk *, this means that the trip has been adjusted with GPS data. Times that have no asterisk are scheduled time.
If there is no asterisk it could be for one of the following reasons: the trip is too far ahead in time, a communication problem exists between the bus and the GPS database, or there are issues with the GPS hardware on the bus. GPS hardware problems are detected and fixed as soon as possible.
Message: your 4-digit bus stop number or the first few letters of any Transitway Station name, for eg.: ‘Hurd’, ‘Mac’, ‘Orl’, ‘Alb’, ‘Bil’
If there is more than one route that serves your stop follow the prompts.
The first time you use the service you will be prompted to select your preferred language. At any time you can text E (English) or F (French) to change your choice.
You can also text your location, route and direction all in one text.
Rideau and King Edward, stop 7595 route 18
Message: 7595 18
Reply: Stop 7595 route 18 St. Laurent at 11:46 to St. Laurent;
12:03 to St. Laurent; 12:43 to St. Laurent.
South Keys, route 97 direction Bayshore
Message: Sou 97
Reply: Stop 3038. For route 97 Airpor reply 1; for route 97 Bayshore
Reply: Stop 3038. Route 97 Bayshore at 11:47 to Bells Corners;
12:02 to Bayshore; 12:17 to Bayshore.
Albert and Kent, route 86 direction Baseline
Message: A Ke 86
Reply: Stop 3003. Route 86 Baseline at 12:28 to Baseline;
12:48 to Baseline;13:08 to Baseline.
- Rideau and King Edward, stop 7595 route 18
Standard rates apply to all text messages.
*Wind Mobile charges a ‘premium rate’ for value-added SMS, including 560560. Contact WIND mobile for more information.
The next 3 departure times are predicted based on the bus' GPS information. If the GPS data is unavailable for a given bus, the time defaults to the scheduled arrival time.
The following carriers’ networks support the Short Code 560560:
Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS)
Wind Mobile Vidéotron
If your carrier is not in the list above, please contact them to find out if they support ’short code’.