Aug. 12, 2014 1:00 pm

Tourists can now see when the next Philly Phlash trolley is coming

No more waiting around for that purple trolley to come along — thanks to GPS.

The Philly Phlash.

(Photo by J. Fusco for VisitPhilly, courtesy of the Independence Visitor Center)

Tourists taking a ride on the Philly Phlash can now get real-time updates on where to catch the next trolley, thanks to GPS.

Use the tool

The GPS technology is made by Bethlehem, Pa.-based Saucon Tech, said Albert Lee of the Independence Visitor Center, which operates the Phlash.

Last year, student tech crew nvigor redesigned the Phlash’s website.

Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called “It’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.


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