Well, in a way, it’s comforting that MetroTransit fucked up my commute in the second day of doing it. Glad that there are constants in the world. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to wait in an industrial area with freezing cold wind for 40 minutes while the next available bus ambles its way here.
@yeahno o_o seek shelterrrrr
@yeahno that's ... Not great.
@lawremipsum Nope. If the route varies this much in this area, they need clearer signs and connection instructions on the bus. I mean, I got off when I heard "Connect here to route 61," because it seemed like a reasonable thing for me to do. But, no! Only every third or fourth 61 goes there. The others all stop a block away. But not, as I discovered, three blocks away (I walked to keep warm), when I missed another because it turned one block before me.
@lawremipsum bad design makes me unreasonably angry.
@lawremipsum I think this situation calls for a "criminy."
Sorry to hear about the start of your day, but it occurred to me that MetroTransit probably is using realtime location optimization so...
Here is their api: http://svc.metrotransit.org/
There are probably sites/apps to help track down where the nearest connection can be made, for future trip management.
@tricoteur Yeah, this probably wouldn't have happened if I'd relied on either Google Maps or the MetroTransit website. I am being punished for straying from the digital.
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