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.
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
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.
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.
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!
In one word... AWESOME!
In two words... The Best!!
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.
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.
The app should allow you to plan a trip and find out where to get on and off. For example you type in the address where you are the the address you need to get to and the app will tell you the best bus to take and where the stops are
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.