MBTA Bus Plotter
|September 23rd, 2010|
|mbta, mbtaplot, programming, python, tech, transport|
One thing this let me do it make a map that I've wanted for a while: bus frequency along boston area routes:
Routes with more buses are darker and fatter. (This doesn't correctly deal with routes that go along the same road, and shorter routes will appear to have less frequent service because they need fewer buses to get the same headways. I should probably replace this with something that looks at stop predictions and takes the longest expected time before the next bus arrives as an indication of how infrequent service is on that line.)
While I should warn you that this is very memory and processor intensive, you can generate this yourself if you'd like.
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