[Pdx-pm] Transit Surfer

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at stonehenge.com
Fri Dec 9 10:45:00 PST 2005

>>>>> "David" == David Pool <dpool at hevanet.com> writes:

David> Chris Smith, a local Perl developer, got access to the TriMet API and
David> built a tool for using a web enabled cell phone to get up to the minute
David> arrival times for buses and the Max. Says he plans to open source the
David> code base once it's out of Beta.

David> http://www.news4neighbors.net/article.pl?sid=05/12/09/1633234

David> Optimized and without graphics, the thing does look better than TriMet's
David> own effort at this.

Well, I don't see what you're seeing then.

All I see is a route that is computed along tri-met lines, but it
doesn't say times or even transfers... just a nice travel path.

So, tri-met's site planner is infinitely better at this point, because
it's paying attention to times and transfers and tells me a lot more.

yes, it's better than the ugly "interactive" map that trimet
has... in fact, I half expected the "map this" links on the trimet
site to go to google now and was disappointed when I couldn't just
drag the map with my mouse.

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