Transit Surfer Enhanced

We’ve recently got hold of a file of GPS coordinates for all the TriMet stops. We’ve employed that to add a new feature to the Transit Surfer. When you view the arrivals information for a stop, you not only get all the lines that arrive at that stop, you’ll also get a list of lines that can be accessed from nearby stops, so you can expand your travel choices. With just a click you can then view the arrival info for those lines.

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We recently got hold of a file of GPS coordinates for all the TriMet stops. We’ve employed that to add a new feature to the Transit Surfer. When you view the arrivals information for a stop, you not only get all the lines that arrive at that stop, you’ll also get a list of lines that can be accessed from nearby stops, so you can expand your travel choices. With just a click you can then view the arrival info for those lines.

This enhancement will show you up to five lines (plus ties), along with the distance to the nearest stop on that line (it looks within a half mile radius).

This also solves the “what if I want to see the bus going back in the other direction”, since a stop in the reverse direction will almost always be nearby.

Enjoy, and as always, we welcome your feedback.

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