Leap Bus

San Francisco gets to play with all the new technology before most of America. The trend continues with Leap. Yes, it’s a bus but it is unlike any bus you have been on before. The Leap Bus is like a private jet on wheels. The bus helps people’s daily commute. You might not know this unless you were in San Francisco but the city has a massive commute problem. It’s frankly a headache for most San Francisco residents. Leap hopes to change all that.

Leap Buses run on natural gas. They are a private transport company with one route right now. The company’s first route is called the Lombard Express. The high-end Leap buses are outfitted with tech to keep gadgets connected and powered during your ride.

The goal of the Leap Bus is to make the commute from home to office a stress-free and comfortable. The Lombard Express route goes from the Marina district to downtown San Francisco. There are only eight stops total along the Lombard Express route. Passengers find the nearest stop and track the bus using an app. The app will show you the number of available seats before you get on. The Leap bus makes it to a stop about every 10-15 minutes during peak commuting hours.


The cost of all this tech is not going to be cheap. A one-way ride on Leap costs $6. No loose change on this bus. Passengers have to pre-print a paper ticket or scan a code using the app. You can even pay automatically using Bluetooth LE feature. I hope the Leap Bus makes it way to the district.

By Rubens Saintel

Proud father, #Haitian, photographer, consultant, writer & entrepreneur. I love video games, movies, plays, technology (surprise), beta testing apps and all things sci-fi. SaintelDaily.com |AppleWatch101.com | NBA101.com