One of the most frustrating things about transit is the information gap riders experience when waiting for their bus or train. It can drive the most dedicated riders to seek other options. Enter NextBus a service that provides riders realtime information about the arrival of their ride. Combining GPS, wireless, the internet and a variety of devices that can receive and read data the system lets you know how long a bus/train is from your stop.
The info gap is filled and the worry about your ride showing up is long gone. The NextBus service is already in use in communities such as MUNI in San Francisco, USC, DART in Rehoboth Beach, and Vail Transit. Spokane Transit Authority gave 9.4 million rides in 2007 and is certain to top that figure this year. This would be a fitting next step to make the service even more rider friendly and to increase ridership.