'Oxontime' is a partnership between independent bus operators and Oxfordshire County Council. It is a cost-sharing Public-Private Sector partnership that brings benefits for all parties.
It works in this way;
What you see?
For a journey which is been run correctly in RTI-mode, the OxonTime system will make a prediction of when it will arrive/depart from your stop. This is presented in the format '8min' - which means that we are confident that under normal running conditions the bus is, in this example, 8 minutes away. Most on-street displays will only show buses a maximum of 30 minutes away but a few show longer predictions. The SMS and web services show longer predictions.
If instead of a prediction you see a 'clock' time looking something like '15:35' this means that the journey is not being run in RTI-mode. Quite possibly the bus will have a fault or it might be that no bus has logged-on to this journey yet. The time shown will be that at which the schedule (timetable) expects the bus to be there. In general we do not show these scheduled times except on the SMS service and on certain city centre shelter-displays.
Please bear in mind that not all bus services are shown on Oxontime. See the complete list of RTI-equipped bus and coach servcies on our coverage page.
With developments of mobile phone-based internet-applications arriving thick and fast we are keen for the OxonTime website to have a dedicated 'mobile' face. While we work on this with our developers it is still possible to access this regular OxonTime website quite adequately on some mobiles while on others it can be better if the 'text only' option is used.
We value feedback about any or all aspects of the OxonTime RTI services. If you have ideas about how we could improve the system in general, our website, our SMS service or if you wish to report faulty equipment, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.