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Real-time bus tracking and other new transportation improvements

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What are your opinions on the trains and buses? You know we all have them.

Real-time bus tracking and other new MTA transportation improvements are in the works.

“Bus Time” is the internet-based real-time GPS MTA locator. On Monday, Manhattan bus routes were added to the system. It was first tested in 2011 in Brooklyn on the B63. Try it out in the Bronx and Staten Island.

You can access it here (but not for routes in Queens or most of Brooklyn yet). Sean Fitzpatrick from MTA’s Bus Technology Department says the goal is to have the information on all bus routes within the next 6 months. Routes that cross from Queens and Brooklyn into Manhattan are not included (yet).

Fitting each bus with the equipment, officials say, costs about $5,000.

People come up with ideas about improving our transportation system all the time.

For example, meet Randy Gregory. He created a site called improvesubway.tumblr.com and it’s making a difference. He spent 100 days creating one hundred ideas to improve the way we get around.

Riders Alliance is hosting a viewing of his show about improving the subway on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at Soho Gallery For Digital Art, 138 Sullivan Street, NYC (between Prince and Houston). It’s open to the public and free. Find information on it here.