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Life on transit poll: what are your best tips, tricks, and tools for transit?

Life on transit poll: what are your best tips, tricks, and tools for transit?

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For March/April 2013, we’re spotlighting Life on Transit—observing and illuminating the quirks and habits of daily transit rides around our region!

What are your best tips and tools for transit? Do you have a great mobile app that helps you get around?
What are your best tips and tools for transit? Do you have a great mobile app that helps you get around?

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?

  • Yes! I'm the tricksiest. (76%, 39 Votes)
  • Nope: I don't think that hard about it! (24%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 51