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Old May 30th, 2005, 06:02 PM   #1
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MISC | Transport apps for gadgets

Hi all -

For those of you using Mac OS 10.4, I came across a site (http://
www.dashboardwidgets.com/showcase/) that provides a number of transportation-related widgets for the Dashboard feature.

Here's a sampling of the metro/rail-related widgets that can be downloaded for free:

1) UK Train Timetables
2) Trafikanten - Oslo tramway schedule
3) VORRP - Route planner for Vienna's public transportation system.
4) NS Reisplanner - Dutch train planner
5) SwissCam - Web cam on a train of the Swiss Federal Railways
6) DCMetro Widget - Shows the status of trains in the Washington DC Metro system

Unfortunately, the site is V E R Y slow but if you're patient, you can download these and a number of other widgets for your Mac.

Best - Kent

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Old June 2nd, 2005, 04:09 AM   #2
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Cool! I've downloaded quite a few widgets both useful and useless
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Old June 2nd, 2005, 06:59 PM   #3
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There is quite a mix of them.

Here are two more sites to check for widgets:

http://www.macupdate.com/dashboard.php
http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/dashboard/

Unfortunately, the Apple site hasn't yet organized its widgets into categories so you have to scroll through several screens which can be tedious.
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Old August 12th, 2005, 01:14 AM   #4
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Subway maps for your iPod!

Hi everyone -

For those of you who own an iPod Photo (the one with the color screen display), you can now download subway maps of several cities (most in the US; but more are on the way). When I checked, you could download maps for Boston, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, and Hong Kong.

Here's the site:
http://www.ipodsubwaymaps.com/

Very clever idea - wish I had an iPod Photo!
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Old August 12th, 2005, 05:51 AM   #5
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Old August 12th, 2005, 06:51 AM   #6
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Its just a picture you can just download the map from ur local transit athority website.
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Old August 12th, 2005, 07:18 AM   #7
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Old August 12th, 2005, 08:31 AM   #8
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haha, useless
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Old August 12th, 2005, 02:02 PM   #9
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It needs more maps, a lot!!
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Old August 13th, 2005, 05:34 PM   #10
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Paper maps are handier and easier to use.
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Old August 13th, 2005, 11:59 PM   #11
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I've got quite a useful london underground map on my phone.
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Old August 14th, 2005, 12:16 AM   #12
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You can get just about any type of map: GPS, subway, you name it, on any latest-model cell in Japan and Korea. It's amazing!
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Old July 24th, 2006, 03:47 PM   #13
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Transit Agencies Embracing Technology for Better Customer Service

Forget train whistles; transit systems talk to riders via e-mail
By JANET FRANKSTON
22 July 2006

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - When storms knocked down a tree and damaged overhead power lines on NJ Transit tracks in suburban Montclair in the past week, it wasn't long before plugged-in commuters found out what that would mean for the next morning's rush hour.

They got an alert from NJ Transit, which transmits messages to about 38,000 commuters via cell phone, hand-held computer and e-mail of service disruptions for their requested lines and times.

It saved trouble for commuter Allen Kureshepi and others.

"I definitely made other plans," said Kureshepi, 34, an equity trader in New York who lives in Hackettstown. "At least three or four times, it's saved me a headache."

Increasingly, transit agencies are embracing technology to make their customers' rides smoother and more predictable.

Just as airline customers can sign up for alerts advising them of flight cancellations, transit agencies are using similar technology.

The days of subway tokens are fading fast in favor of plastic "smart" cards that allow customers to store their fares electronically, said Virginia Miller, a spokeswoman for the American Public Transportation Association in Washington, D.C.

"Public transportation is a 21st-century industry that's using state-of-the-art technology," Miller said. "If you have an image of buses 40 years ago, it's a lot different."

Commuters around metro Seattle, Portland and Cincinnati can enroll in customized e-mail alert programs to inform them of delays. Atlanta's MARTA system is considering a similar service, said Joselyn Baker, a spokeswoman.

"Anything that makes it easier for a customer to use public transit is important," she said. "Having real-time information on service delays saves their time and is valuable."

Since 1996, commuters who use King County Metro Transit in Seattle have used a Web site to track buses in real time, said Mike Berman, a supervisor of geographic information systems and project management.

In Oakland, riders of bus service to San Francisco will be testing a pilot program next month that allows customers to access Wi-Fi on laptops.

In New Jersey, the e-mail alerts helped riders plan their commutes when severe thunderstorms hit Tuesday night and disrupted service.

About 1,200 customers on the Montclair-Boonton line began getting messages at 12:40 a.m. Wednesday, suggesting bus options and alternate routes. The updates continued throughout the day until service was fully restored for the evening commute.

The number of customers requesting the alerts jumped about 52 percent over the last year.

"Customers have come to rely on the transit alerts even more than they rely on radio broadcasts," said Lynn Bowersox, a spokeswoman for NJ Transit. "It allows them to have a mobile source of information, even if they're en route to the train station."
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Google Transit...your new online transit planner




Link: http://www.google.com/transit


Google has finally added public transportation info to Google Maps for select cities, letting users chart their coarse by bus or train.


Currently available to the following areas:

Japan
Japan (All regional and national rail networks, domestic airlines and ferries)

Canada
Vancouver (TransLink)

California
Bay Area (BART)
Burbank (Burbank Bus)
Bay Area (Caltrain)
Humboldt County (Various)
Orange County (OCTA)
Sacramento (Regional Transit)
San Diego (MTS)
Thousand Oaks (Thousand Oaks Transit)
Bay Area (VTA)

Nevada
Las Vegas (Monorail)
Reno (RTC RIDE)

Oregon
Eugene (Lane Transit District)
Portland (TriMet)

Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh (Port Authority)

Texas
Austin (Capital Metro)
Dallas (DART)

Virginia
Hampton Roads (HRT)

Washington
Seattle (King County Metro)

Florida
Tampa (HART)

Hawaii
Honolulu (TheBus)

Minnesota
Duluth (Duluth Transit)
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This is cool. Coverage is sparse, I hope they will expand quickly. Almost every city's transit operator's website has an own transit planner, Google would theoretically only need to utilize them.
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Hey Mr. X I tried it out and it didn't seem like skytrain was part of the routing. Does it just show buses so far?
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 02:32 AM   #17
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neat feature..though I think it's been around in Portland on Google Maps for over a year now.

Very handy though.. Hopefully it's usage keeps spreading.

Another reason why Google Maps is the way to go.
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 02:32 AM   #18
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Hey Mr. X I tried it out and it didn't seem like skytrain was part of the routing. Does it just show buses so far?
Skytrain is shown as route 996 or 999.. (sea bus is 998, west coast express is 997)
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 02:34 AM   #19
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Hey Mr. X I tried it out and it didn't seem like skytrain was part of the routing. Does it just show buses so far?
If you go from Burrard to Metrotown, it does tell you to take Skytrain. But it's clearly imperfect, since it says to go from downtown to Lougheed Town Centre you should take the Expo through New West and then loop around the M Line. And then getting from downtown to UBC takes 39 minutes through English Bay and involves a transfer...

EDIT: it takes 50 minutes to go from downtown to SFU?!?! Then it's amazing we have such ridership levels!

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There's another site, http://mkmap.com/ which relies on public input, so it has unlimited potential but it'll take a while to get all the information in place and kept updated.
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