Jan
13

Video: Introducing SI BusTime

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Real-time bus tracking made its Staten Island debut on Wednesday, and this week, the MTA released video exploring the technology. Give a watch to find out how the authority, working with students from Columbia and the folks from OpenPlans, have improved upon GPS-based technologies. I’ll have more in the coming weeks on how the agency plans to tackle the canyons of Manhattan and how you can track buses as they move through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel.



5 Responses to “Video: Introducing SI BusTime”

  1. Abba says:

    Is there a timeline as to which boroughs will get bus time next?

  2. I’m very excited about the whole thing. I currently live in Forest Hills and am in Williamsburg, Bushwick and Ridgewood a lot. Of course it’s a 20 minute drive, but taking the trains can be upwards of an hour. However, whenever I see the Q54 or Q59 coming through, I always take it and it currently takes me 45 minutes to get back. Once this is up and rolling in Brooklyn and Queens, inter-outer-borough travel will be vastly improved. I’m excited at the idea of being able to make a decision based on bus locations just by looking at my phone.

    Keep it up, MTA. Hopefully the program continues to work well.

  3. Joe says:

    Did they really have to use a GarageBand sample track? lol

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