Chicago Bus Tracker: Transit goes 21st Century With User-Friendly Online GPS Tracking (Video)

Making Transit More Convenient = Good

Chicago's Bus Tracker offers more evidence in favor of transit agencies releasing their data in open and usable formats. It not only allows transit users to track buses online and on their phones, knowing exactly when they'll arrive at the nearest stop thanks to GPS equipment, but it also makes it easy for local stores to set up a screen that displays real-time info on buses. Riders can spend more time drinking their morning coffee or browsing a book, stores have more customers, and the transit authorities have fewer complaints about missed buses. Win-win-win. Via StreetFilms.

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Tags: Chicago | Transportation

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