About that Nextbus Link

You may notice above the masthead a link to a Nextbus page.  That page explains how you can receive, right now, real-time information about when a Metrobus will actually arrive. Many Georgetown residents, including GM, take Metrobus almost everyday. Until that Georgetown subway finally opens, Metrobus is one of the only transit options for us (many also take the GBID’s “blue-now-white” bus or the Georgetown University shuttle, though they’re not hooked up to Nextbus). Getting accurate information about when buses will actually show up makes the bus riding experience much better, particularly on the weekends when the bus may only show up every 45 minutes or so.

Caveat: the 30’s series and the Circulator aren’t hooked up yet either. Hopefully they’ll be part of the final roll-out next year.

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2 responses to “About that Nextbus Link

  1. i’ve known about this for a while, but have been wary about posting anything about it on my blog, since i didn’t want wmata to shut down the experiment w/ nextbus if they knew we all knew about it.

    hopefully, they will actually implement the damn thing for real all across their system really soon.

  2. Pingback: 30 Series Buses Now Available on NextBus «

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