Amen to this! I'm excited by the trend of more hackers realizing that they have the skills to fix a lot of what is broken about politics and government.
But you can take this even further than individual users and dynamically re-route passenger flows if enough of them are using the service. Say there is an interruption on a main commuter route, but several alternatives exist. Most people are now likely to choose the second best route. Since that route is unlikely to be able to handle the additional passengers, it will probably be jammed very quickly. However, using the RT passenger and situation data, it would be possible to find the globally optimal solution for load balancing the passenger flow. You can then provide the passengers via smartphone with individualised information regarding which route to take to implement this routing.
I think this has a lot of potential for taking public transport to the next level by utilising existing capacities to the fullest extent and providing benefits to all passengers.
Unless you're in New York where everything is underground of course. Sadly.
The list of stations that currently have service are as follows: http://www.scribd.com/doc/243224749/MTA-stations-that-have-W...
I am not sure the authors have ever been to Boston. Here there is only Inbound and Outbound. I went to www.mbta.ninja and then spent about 30 seconds trying to figure out if any of the alerts are related to me.
We are definitely trying to make the line selection easier to use, so if you have ideas it would be great if you could make a Github issue!
If you want to talk about the Red Line delays going toward Alewife, then inbound or outbound is uselessly ambiguous.
Of course, they could ask you to input a station first, then display the connecting lines as inbound/outbound.
Directionality (for new folks) or terminus (for more seasoned riders) are infinitely better than Inbound/Outbound.
"After deliberating, we have decided not to proceed with your application."
Also there's a bit of irony involved, where they're extolling the virtues of data, but failing to provide proper interview feedback.