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Trip Planning

Add trip planning capabilities to OneBusAway

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Voting

371 votes

iPhone

Alerts

It would be nice to be buzzed a minute before the bus (train etc.) arrives. Especially when waiting indoors away from bad weather, an alert would give time to pop out as the bus arrives.

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Voting

196 votes

New Feature

Display actual bus location on the map using GPS feed

Display real-time bus position on the map, using GPS feed provided by Metro. Sometimes it's better to see where you bus actually is to figure out timing

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Voting

190 votes

Bug Fixes

Route map as line on map

Show lines on the map (especially in mobile apps) of a route, not just the stops. This would be helpful for seeing a whole route from a mobile phone.

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Voting

162 votes

iPhone

Show route with live bus locations

Would love a feature that let's me select a bus route and show me live bus locations on that route. Would be comforting late at night when the buses are late that one is actually in route.

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Voting

159 votes

New Feature

Add option to search for "next bus to XY"

Sometimes there are buses from different stops to essentially the same place. It would save time to be able to search them in one go by asking the client for all buses to (e.g.) 4th & Lucile, instead of having to check each stop where one might be coming in turn.

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Voting

144 votes

New Feature

View multiple stops

Ability to merge two stops together in a bookmark. For example: 5th Ave & Jackson AND IDS Bay D: I wait for either a 550, 216, 554, or 211 to Mercer Island and have to jump between two bookmarks to get arrival times. If I could filter the results, that would be even cooler!

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Voting

104 votes

Feature Enhancement

Feedback - Best Service Ever!

In one word... AWESOME!

In two words... The Best!!

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Voting

97 votes

iPhone

Link to full route schedule

It would be nice if there were some way to access the full route schedule when searching for a route or selecting a particular bus from a stop, either in the app itself or just linking to the appropriate agency's schedule web page.

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Voting

69 votes

New Feature

Offline/No Service Cache for Tunnel Riders

Caching of the stop schedule would be helpful. As I approach the DSTT I check the University St Station Bay A (#565) arrival times. Once I enter the DSTT I have no way of checking that listing again due to lack of signal in the DSTT. If this list could be cached so it can be checked without service it would be helpful so that I know the order of buses/trains arriving in the tunnel. My express (MT 316) is infrequent ...more »

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Voting

67 votes

New Feature

Sort bookmarks by proximity to present location

Have an option to sort the bookmarks (on iPhone) by proximity to your current location.

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Voting

64 votes

New Feature

View route a bus takes (iPhone)

Allow users to select a particular bus at a stop and see what route/streets it follows plotted on the map in iPhone app.

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Voting

62 votes