Bongo - Bus on the Go

Bongo is a GPS-based, real-time passenger information system that allows riders to find current bus locations as well as predictions for upcoming bus arrivals.

Remember - Allow plenty of time to reach your stop before the bus arrives!


Improves Safety

Encourages Eco-Friendly

Creates Efficiency


Coralville Transit


Iowa City Transit

How does Bongo work?

Bongo utilizes GPS technology and computer modeling to track vehicles on their routes and predict arrival times. Each vehicle is equipped with a GPS tracking system that reports latitude and longitude to a satellite every 15 seconds.

The satellite then transfers the information to a data center which locates the bus on a map and then, using historical averages, it calculates the predicted arrival times for every stop on the route.