For March/April 2013, we’re spotlighting Life on Transit—observing and illuminating the quirks and habits of daily transit rides around our region!
When you ride transit a lot, you just start figuring out ways to make your ride better. Maybe you begin aiming for a certain seat on the bus, or you use a certain transit app to buzz you when your bus is almost there. Or you start to rely on a great podcast to help pass the time!
And this is where we ask you to SPILL THE BEANS! If you’ve got any tips, tricks, or tools that help you have a better transit ride — do your fellow transit riders a solid and let us know!
I’ll go first: for me, apps on my mobile phone are a lifesaver. To wit:
- I use TransLink’s mobile site to help me quickly see where the next bus is. And sometimes, I’ll use it for a list of a route’s bus stops when I’m not sure which stop I need to exit at.
- I zoom into Google Maps to figure out the best walking route to the nearest bus stop in an unfamiliar part of town.
- I use the Kindle app to read books on longer journeys!
I also take the 99 a lot, and I always board in the back: faster rider flow!
Now it’s your turn! Take the poll and tell us in the comments: what helps you out on transit?
Got any tips, tricks or tools that help make your transit ride easier?
Total Voters: 51