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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

All aboard the magic bus!

This is cool! Anyone who has ever rushed to catch a bus, only to stand in the rain for fifteen minutes waiting for it, will appreciate the University of Michigan's Magic Bus. The web site shows where every campus bus is at every moment, and tell you how long it will be until the next bus arrives. Check it out! You can also find when the next bus is coming through your cell phone if it is AOL Instant Messager enabled.

Now if we can get the city bus system to do the same thing. It's really more necessary, since while the UM buses run every ten minutes most of the time, the city buses generally run every half hour, or every hour in the evenings and on weekends. Of course, having next bus arrival time displayed at every stop would be better.