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Arrival Times in Bus Shelters

Posted by Erik W on Apr 18, 2008 12:14 PM

This is really sweet-- as I went to one of the bus shelters around the capitol loop in Madison I noticed an LED sign announcing all the bus routes and when they were arriving.

Bus Shelter on the Capitol Loop

I'm curious if:
1) It is based off of real time (like GPS) or scheduled time
2) There are any plans to expand this.

Multiple inquiries to Metro Transit didn't get any replies.

listed in: madison, public transportation


Comments


Any respectable transit system has had this for ages, but they're usually for trains, which are reliable, and follow schedules, unlike most of the Madison Metro buses.

Posted by Matthew Straub on April 19, 2008 1:02 PM


Hey Erik,

They are based off of real time with the GPS systems that are in each bus.

The Cap-Square ones are a pilot program, but I've heard rave reviews. I wouldn't be surprised if you saw more of these over the coming years.

Eli Judge

Posted by Eli Judge on April 24, 2008 2:17 AM

 

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