April 17, 2004

GPS Bus Tracker

Category: Transit

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Boulder, CO: Brilliant. This amazing GPS bus tracking system shows you the current position and speed of busses in Boulder, Colorado. It's only a matter of time before these things are at every bus stop.

Posted by Nick at April 17, 2004 01:16 AM | TrackBack

Comments:

HA! That's cool. I await the day when the interface catches up to the technology and can provide, for example, a route map to show exactly where each bus is headed (and even where the stops are). Perhaps estimated arrival times at each stop would be nice too.

It's amazing that I could sit in the Netherlands and check the temperature of a bus engine in Boulder but that when standing at a bus stop in Boulder I still have no idea when the bus will show up.

Posted by: Andrew on April 27, 2004 09:30 PM

San Francisco's MUNI system, one of the largest public transportation systems in the country, has been using GPS technology for a few years now. On some of our bus routes there are computerized signage at bus stops that lets us know how many minutes before the next bus will arrive. MUNI, by the way, operates electric trolley buses, diesel buses, hydrid diesel-electric buses, light rail trains, classic restored surface streetcars and, of course, the famous San Francisco cable cars. We just about have it all ... in San Francisco!

Posted by: Tom Dunn on May 11, 2004 03:49 AM
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