Transit Tracker

February 9, 2007 at 6:31 am (Portland)

Dear cute girl who rides the same bus as me:

I thought I would take this opportunity to tell any random Portlander who may be reading this about a wonderful local service called Transit Tracker. (first reviewed by me here)

No one seems to know about this, despite the fact that it is advertised at every bus and MAX station in the entire metro area. You can call 503-238-7433, press 1, then enter the stop ID number, displayed prominently on the posted schedule, and get real-time arrival info for the route you are relying on. This, ladies and gentlemen, is why our taxes in Oregon are so high. You don’t have to act all impatient, then ask the schmuck standing next to you when the goddam bus is arriving.

Of course, I don’t mind being The Guy Who Knows. If only you hadn’t spent the entire ride on your cell phone, I might have continued our conversation. One pitch, 3 strikes. Nice.

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