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
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.
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!
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 »
Have an option to sort the bookmarks (on iPhone) by proximity to your current location.
Allow users to select a particular bus at a stop and see what route/streets it follows plotted on the map in iPhone app.
Information about the likelihood of on-time arrival can help with the planning of trips.
Please make a Windows Phone 7 app! :)
give some information regarding the accuracy of the times. Generally, they underestimate the times, but I have missed the bus once when I cut it close. Sometimes it says arriving when its not yet in sight.
Also, when buses change numbers it can get a little confusing perhaps. Not sure about this.
Put all the suggestions for iPhone features into other mobile apps too.
Unless I'm missin it, you should include all the route times, not just the next one to depart. Also, it'd be great if you guys could create a trip planner for those who take multiple buses. Other than that, great app guys!
Add a widget for an Android homescreen that monitors a certain stop or even the closest stop based on GPS.
add multi-stop bookmarks to the android app
You should make some sort of time table for the light rail & trains. That would be very helpful.
My bus was 5 minutes early and that's not ok. I would live a feature allowing me to file that complaint from my phone, on the spot. Thus would really help Metro understand what us happening in the field.
A lot of times when I'm waiting for the bus I'm inside my home until the last minute, or plying a game at the bus stop. It would be cool if we could select the arrival time according to one bus away, and set a chime or reminder tone a few minutes before. Then we know to make ourselves visible to the driver, and/or hurry up and get to the bus stop. :) just a thought.
It would be nice to be able to slide the screen to either side and see other stops in the particular transit center or Park and Ride. It is not practical to save all the stops as favorites, then you would need favorite favorites... and getting to the stop next to you involves going to map, zooming in and trying to click on the near by stops, which takes quite a lot of time and is quite cumbersome. It should be very ...more »
I'm always needing to figure out where a route might go.
bring one bus away in Bellingham!!!!
A button for "I'm on this bus" would then give out some kind of dashboard for bus performance, whether it's on time, ability to see possible transfers in relation, etc. and allow you through group agreement to be able to track bus delays and position without having to have equipment on the bus. Also, this could evolve into you already know where the bus is and you could provide users a pop-up saying "it looks like you're ...more »
The ability to track a single bus on the GPS locator map, there are too many busses that run at one time for the map to be usable. If it had a "only show favorites" or "saved" or a "single route" would be a vast improvement in tracking the bus or buses you specifically need.
Please buy me a pony.
While I'm riding a bus, I'd like to touch a button and see the bus I'm on and The current schedule. When users are unfamiliar with a route lije I an, there's anxiety if I'm on right bus and what's my next stop or expected arrival time.
People ride buses in Pierce County too! They even sometimes ride them from King County into Pierce County. Pierce Transit riders could really benefit from this.
On the Metro schedules, they have symbols that indicate certain things about the route, such as "D" to indicate that the route does not run during UW breaks. It would be nice to have these symbols on the stop schedules, as during breaks it often lists buses that are not actually running on those days.