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.
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Add real time (GPS based) arrival info signs at each bus stop on a route (or at least the transit stations). A solar powered, black and white LCD info sign using a cellular transmitted GPS based program like ONE BUS AWAY to provide the real time bus arrival data...
Just like with GPS, you enter destination and go. This feature is missing in OneBusAway. I am a daily user of one bus away, always trying to find alternate routes to avoid waiting for a long time. Also, newbees don't know their routes, only know where they want to go. Just like stops, destinations could be saved in a list and by chosing a destination, trip options are offered based on arrival time. The classic trip finder ...more »
With the new live tracking feature, it is easy to see which bus I'm on. I'd be more than happy to send you all my GPS data by saying I'm on a particular bus and you can use that data to track the bus with higher accuracy. Could be as simple as adding a link in the bus info pop-up saying "I'm on this bus".
Add a favorites menu for stops and/or routes used most frequently.
Use browser's GPS location if available