Shane Rattenbury has the intriguing news that realtime bus network information is going to be ubiquitous:
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today announced the commencement of works to install ‘real time passenger information’ infrastructure at bus stations and major bus stops across Canberra. This will allow live testing of the system to begin will full roll expected to be complete by December.
The real time passenger information system, which will be known as ‘NXTBUS’, will track ACTION buses and provide live information about arrival times via digital displays installed at bus stations, online, smartphones, tablets, over the phone and on-bus visual displays.
“The real time information system – NXTBUS – is an exciting development for Canberra’s public transport system. It will make catching an ACTION bus more convenient and change the way people use public transport in Canberra,” said Mr Rattenbury
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The phones are my bet for the killer app for this.
We should have something to road test this December.