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Using Public Data to Make Easy "Next Bus" Displays

At the recent RailVolution conference in Portland, OR, Chris Smith of Portland Transport showed off a cheap and simple display device that uses open source data to display transit times in public spaces. His price? $200.
October 25, 2010, 9am PDT | Tim Halbur
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The guts of the display are an offshoot of the Chumby, an open Linux platform. Smith tapped into TriMET's open source data and set up the display to access the web and voila- a public transit times display suitable for bars, restaurants, malls, and anywhere people need to know when the next bus is coming.

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Published on Monday, October 25, 2010 in Steetsblog
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