UrbanThings has won a new contract from Tower Transit to provide a cutting-edge mobile application in Jersey. The new LibertyBus app is now available on the App Store and Google Play.

Jersey is the largest island of the Channel Islands. Being a popular tourist destination every year, Tower Transit needed to provide an innovative and efficient solution for travel planning and live tracking of buses for the holiday season and also for locals during the rest of the year. Tower Transit decided to work with UrbanThings on account of their dedicated customer service and their ability to create white-labelled apps.

The new bus application will provide a customer focused alternative to the websites currently being used, allowing passengers in Jersey to plan journeys and access real-time information. After downloading the app, locals and tourists will be able to plan their journey efficiently by checking timetables, seeing live bus positions, bus stops and even live occupancy information.

“We believed the Channel Islands customers deserved a dedicated bus travel app, one with the same features and functionality used in larger regions and cities. We are excited to work with UrbanThings because they are a fast and reliable partner with experience who can help us deliver long lasting solutions to our passengers’ needs. ”

Samuel Ribeiro, UK Managing Director at Tower Transit

LibertyBus, the new dedicated app in Jersey is now available on the App Store and Google Play, completely free of charge, and will lay a solid foundation for future public transport initiatives. Powerful app features include:

  • Live Journey planning
  • Map of live bus tracking showing current direction of travel
  • Tapping on a bus stop will show live bus arrivals and other route information
  • Service information such as current roadworks
  • Live occupancy information for buses

The solution will be based upon UrbanHub, the smart transport platform designed for cities and operators that has been deployed to customers across the UK and Europe. By working with Tower Transit, UrbanThings will continue to enhance their passenger apps and encourage the use of shared transport.

“It’s exciting to deliver a fantastic travel app in Jersey. It has been a real pleasure to work with Tower Transit who care deeply about the transport experience for their passengers. This app will be a great resource for Islanders and UrbanThings are looking forward to developing this going forward.

James Lewis, Head of Delivery and Customer Success at UrbanThings