A taste of bus GPS, courtesy of Iowa City

Good afternoon, readers.

Look no further than Iowa City for a taste of using GPS technology to track your bus.

Iowa City Transit, Coralville Transit and Cambus (the University of Iowa transit system) recently launched “BONGO,” or Bus on the Go, to give customers real-time information on bus routes on their cell phones and in their web browsers.

Check it out: www.ebongo.org.

You can select routes and see how close the next bus stop. Or you can select your stop and view the arrival times of the next buses to stop there.

This technology is in development for DART and is due to launch in 2012.