Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New alert system for bus disruptions!

Girl.WMATA.Bus.DupontNorth.WDC.7jul06 This is conceivably pretty great -- WMATA has just unveiled a new system to report bus service disruptions to your mobile phone or email.

I've noticed before that sometimes the NextBus system isn't quite right, so I hope this helps. For example, a couple of days ago I was taking the 64 downtown in the morning and it said it would be there in 5 minutes. 20 minutes later, it showed up, meaning my commute was roughly double the usual time.

Of course, I'm not sure what sorts of alerts this system will provide -- is it more for detours or delays or something else? We'll find out.

You can sign up here.

Photo by Elvert Barnes

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