You may notice a link up above to “Nextbus”. At one point you could click it, follow the instructions to access the test site, and find out exactly when your bus was going to show up. Turns out WMATA didn’t want us to use it, and after irresponsible blogs did things like put links at the top of their pages giving instructions how to access the test site and find out exactly when your bus was going to show up, they shut us out. Oops.
Well after a few months, WMATA is finally ready to let us use the site starting July 1st (Canada Day!). (That also happens to be GM’s birthday, so this will be a great birthday gift). While the D series runs so frequently weekday mornings that real time info would be superfluous, anyone who likes to take the bus in the middle of the day or on the weekends (or the G2 ever) will find the bus much more useful during those times. Look out for more detailed instructions once they finally roll it out.