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COTA Updates in 2016

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    ohbr
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>ohbr wrote:</div>

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>_calebross wrote:</div>

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Ned23 wrote:</div><br><br>
    They said it was “a matter of weeks” about 4 months ago; it was indeed a matter of about 11 weeks.

    I just think we should be happy its finally arriving and stop complaining. :)

    Alot can happen in one week… I’ll wait to applaud.

    I highly doubt with the spat of real-time tracking in the past couple years that they would announce this unless they truly believed it. Beta testing began a while back. Some routes on the app are already real time.

    I highly doubt it too, but I’m still overly cautious. And if it’s anything like real time tracking I’ve experienced in other cities, the bus will pass you multiple times according to the real time map when in fact, no bus has passed by or vice versa. While I generally trust real time tracking, I’m curious to see what kind of flaws the system will have.

    #1124515

    ehill27
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    COTA riders can track buses in real time starting next week

    Holy F! Someone pinch me.

    #1124520

    JMan
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    That’s great, now what about our BRT line?

    #1124521
    _calebross
    _calebross
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    I highly doubt it too, but I’m still overly cautious. And if it’s anything like real time tracking I’ve experienced in other cities, the bus will pass you multiple times according to the real-time map when in fact, no bus has passed by or vice versa. While I generally trust real time tracking, I’m curious to see what kind of flaws the system will have.

    I disagree. I use the CABS (Campus Area Bus Service) bus system every day and it has real time tracking and I have never had a problem with the tracking. It’s always refreshing and if there is a delay, you are told so by the system. Although OSU runs a 6 line system, it’s very easy expandable. I just think COTA bite off more than it could chew at the point in time they announced it.

    #1125608
    Ned23
    Ned23
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    What is the name of this app? I can only find fake apps masquerading as the cota app.

    #1125609

    ohbr
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>ohbr wrote:</div>
    I highly doubt it too, but I’m still overly cautious. And if it’s anything like real time tracking I’ve experienced in other cities, the bus will pass you multiple times according to the real-time map when in fact, no bus has passed by or vice versa. While I generally trust real time tracking, I’m curious to see what kind of flaws the system will have.

    I disagree. I use the CABS (Campus Area Bus Service) bus system every day and it has real time tracking and I have never had a problem with the tracking. It’s always refreshing and if there is a delay, you are told so by the system. Although OSU runs a 6 line system, it’s very easy expandable. I just think COTA bite off more than it could chew at the point in time they announced it.

    I have also used CABS and their system with no issues but I can tell you that there are issues with larger systems in other cities at times. Sitting and waiting for a bus for 45 minutes that supposedly passed you twice before you give up and get in an Uber is not exactly a fun way to spend a portion of the day. Or your bus arrives and the tracking marker says it’s somewhere else. It happens. As you said, CABS is a 6 line system. Larger systems are much more prone to errors and with COTA’s track record, I think it’s acceptable to be cautiously optimistic.

    #1125617

    sruckus
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    What is the name of this app? I can only find fake apps masquerading as the cota app.

    It’s not a COTA app. It will be in an app called Transit.

    #1125695

    GreatOutdoors
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    I checked out the Transit app this morning, and the real-time tracking seems to be working. Haven’t compared it to waiting at an actual bus stop yet, but you can tap on the bus icon in the map display and it will tell you how long ago its position was updated — for every bus I looked at it was within 1 minute. The app’s display of when the next bus will arrive is also now estimated based on real-time data, and not the actual schedule.

    #1125699
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    That’s really encouraging news. Excited to try it out.

    #1125748
    Steve
    Steve
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    It’s live now. Seems to be working well.

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