CCTA riders board buses on Cherry Street in Burlington.
The Chittenden County Transportation Authority plans to roll out phone apps that let passengers purchase tickets and track buses in real time later this year, the agency said Friday.
In addition, the agency plans to rebrand itself as Green Mountain Transit.
CCTA said its Automatic Vehicle Location system will feed information about the location of buses and any last-minute schedule changes to users' cell phones. The initiative will be largely paid for by funding from the Vermont Agency of Transportation.
"This highly sought after system has been a high priority for CCTA and its passengers for quite some time," CCTA General Manager Karen Walton said in a prepared statement.
On Tuesday, CCTA's Board of Commissioners decided to seek bids to implement the mobile ticketing system, which will allow riders to purchase tickets and board buses with their phones.