Hack My Ride Ideas
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Passengers are waiting for ride alert bus drivers to pick up them and not leave ignoring them.
Mobile alert any train delays ahead of time so that passengers can take other options.
I want to make the commute more fun for the many people who do not carry a smart phone with them to occupy themselves. We can play trivia questions, places of interest, things to do near this stop etc.
Airlines reward frequent fliers with free travel. So why not reward people who use a lot of public transport with free rides, a small gift card etc.
On the way back from light rail yesterday evening, I saw two 25 buses almost literally back-to-back, with only one or two cars between them. Needless to say, the rear one was virtually empty. The headway (time between buses) is supposed to be 10 minutes at peak hours. Could one of you do a hack that would keep them spaced properly?
Add the possibility to use any smartphone in addition to the plastic clipper card. This "mobile clipper card" is tracking proof of fares (single ride, monthly and eco passes), and also allows to pay for tickets and passes electronically via phone.
Based on calculated trips, recorded data, or a combination, pick a spot on the map and plot bands of color based on how far a person can go via walking and transit in different amounts of time.
Selecting various origins based on population density and business centers, show areas and routes not served by the existing transit system.
Perhaps you hope to get engrossed in your book or phone, or you'd like to catch a few Zs along the way. Perhaps you're going to a new stop, and you're not sure just when to pull the cord so you'll be past the previous stop without shooting past your intended destination.
This app should, at a minimum, notify you just as the bus or train passes... more »
"Do I want to walk to/from the stop/station" or
"Do I want to bike to/from the stop/station", and possibly even to be able to specify that "I am willing to walk/bike a distance of x miles to get to/from the stop/station".
By biking I can choose from a vastly larger range of potential stops/stations, and... more »
Identify transfer points between intersecting/adjacent transit lines, especially based on real passenger traffic, but also on possible transfers which people might not make frequently due to lack of coordination.
Monitor and suggest schedule modifications (e.g. timed stops) if misses or long waits are the norm.
Include walking and transfer times.
I've heard many times that transit decisions are motivated as much by politics as by actual community needs. The map would show... more »