Valley Metro announces new app to help transit passengers

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Valley Metro is nearly ready to launch a new Real-time Transit Passenger Information service called VMGO.

The new service will be launched in two phases.

Phase 1 will provide real-time transit information for the Smart Way, Smart Way Express and Star Line Trolley. Phase 1 is set to be officially launched on September 23.

Phase 2 will provide real-time transit information for all Valley Metro services. This phase is set to launch in summer 2021.

VMGO will provide real-time departure times via smartphone, personal computer or by calling a dedicated landline phone number.

The VMGO app can be downloaded at the Google Play store for Android user and the APP Store (iOS) for Apple users.

Digital LED displays with transit bus stop information will also be installed at higher volume bus stops in the area.

Click here for information relating to the new app or call (540) 982-2222.

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