Geek of the Week: TransitDB
Not finding the transit information you want on TransLink’s Web site?
Try TransitDB, a site that makes it easy to see which stops are near you and when buses are leaving from them.
Developed by Carson Lam, a 20-year-old computer-science student at the University of British Columbia, TransitDB offers a lot of features that TransLink and Google Maps don’t.
The site, which launched in June, also lets you create customized timetables and view a bus route and all of its stops on a map.
Plus, you can bookmark your results.
TransitDB does lack a trip planner, but Lam told the Straight it’s in the works.
He also plans to make an iPhone application.
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