Community Transit offers realtime arrival data via their mobile web app. Work with the agency to provide a data source to incorporate the real time arrival data into onebusaway.
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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...
Thank you for developing this amazing tool! My feedbacks is in regard the arrival time of bus 74 to Stop # 10080 - W bound (55th/Ravenna). It changes a lot from one minute to the other. Today's example: -next arrival at 8:21pm: 8 min -next arrival at 8:22pm: 3 min -next arrival at 8:23pm: 9 min I don't know if this estimation are part of your algorithm or comes from King County but this feedback may be helpful. Thanks! ...more »
When I need to catch a bus departing from a terminal stop knowing the arrival time does not help much. It can be half an hour too early.
route 77 northbound doesn't show up in Intl District Station - Bay A
It used to show up couple of weeks ago, now it doesn't, even though the bus still comes.
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 »
Alerts can currently only be scheduled for up to 30 minutes before a bus arrives. It takes up to 45 minutes to drive to my Park&Ride in rush hour traffic, so by the time my alert for that bus goes off I already missed it. Also, having to select the time in integers is a mistake. The option should be a number wheel with any arbitrary number of minutes on it, up to at least an hour.
Maybe ad a section with links to the full route schedules on their respective web sites to allow for easier, more accurate round trip planning when A time line is needed to be kept.
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!