The traffic congestion city is home to an extensive public transport system

The traffic congestion city is home to an extensive public transport system, in hopes to alleviate the congestion. It is most noted for its bus system, operating with around a thousand bus lines by numerous transportation. The ease to which the system is used is definitely of significance. All payment is made through the use of the Shanghai Public Transportation Card. In addition to this, with the growing importance of on-the-go technology, Shanghai addresses this by offering estimated train/bus arrival times, transit schedules, system maps, emergency alerts and trip planners in a mobile-friendly format, allowing both riders and potential ones to access information no matter their location (World Cities Best Practices – Innovations in Transportation (Part 2c), 2007)