I'd love to have a low-friction way to give the bus drivers kudos when they have a smooth ride, or when they are especially kind with a difficult passenger, or show care for cyclists and other road users in a way that their managers can also see. (Maybe also complaints, but aim for positive reinforcement.)
So that I can help transit planners understand my travel patterns, I would like to optionally enable data sharing that would record my full commute routes and other trips that use transit, including the walking portions.
I think there should be a second option when you set an alarm for a bus such that instead of being like a text message, the sound and vibration is more like an actual alarm where it doesn't stop until you dismiss it. The notification style does interrupt currently playing audio very well and is easy to miss.
I've often found myself missing busses during Seattle's many marches and 5ks because of tiny signs posted on the physical bus schedules. If there was a way to coordinate with the Seattle metro that would allow for the app (which I love and always use) to update the bus schedule to let us know if the bus line in question has moved to a different location. Thanks again.
Provide a feature for a user to check-in on a bus route, which allows the app to use the phone's GPS to provide more accurate and timely route information for buses. If there was away for check-in/check-out to be done automatically that would be even better!
Do you have any plans to go to other municipalities? I'm in the Hartford, CT. area.
I see you've been able to add bike share info in Tampa. Great news. Looking forward to seeing it roll out in Seattle.
I just spent a half an hour trying to catch the A Line in Tukwila because they moved the bus stop for whatever reason when i could have stayed on the train. If the One Bus Away app actually told me that 'hey this bus stop is affected by maintenance issuses. Be advised. ' Then i could've saved time. By the app not telling riders that their bus route is affected it fucks it all up. No one actually uses the website to see ...more »
I'm guessing there are many regions besides the Puget Sound region which are served by the OneBusAway platform which has linking non-participating transit systems of which presently are not included in OBA's database. Although I principally use Community Transit, I sometimes use Island County's Island Transit System, as I live near Stanwood which is linked with Island Transit. Island Transit, along with other not ...more »
For people who don't want to pull out their reading glasses: I’d like to have a Font Setting option that controlled font properties (name, size, weight, etc.). I'm getting to old for this.
How about contacting the driver when the app is open or the driver can see the users of the app in the area (up to 1,000 feet?) that the bus is around in that moment?
I think it would be awesome if agencies had a way to let us know through this app, a notification, or some other method that a bus is going to be delayed or not running during a particular trip due to unplanned circumstances (bus broke down, bus was in an accident, etc.). We don't need to know what specifically happened, but it would help us better plan for finding alternative ways to get to where we are going, especially ...more »