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March 2, 2015 AT 11:00 am

NEW GUIDE: NextBus transit clock for Raspberry Pi

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New Guide: NextBus transit clock for Raspberry Pi

NextBus is a free internet service using GPS and cellular networks to provide realtime arrival data for many transit agencies in the United States and Canada.

For transit-bound people, the NextBus service is a tremendous convenience. Knowing when a bus is due means less standing out in the rain…one can use that time inside to get a little extra work done, or finish that cup of coffee.

NextBus provides web and mobile phone access, and there are some nice smartphone apps. As a “heavy user,” I wanted to take it one step further, creating a wall clock of sorts…a continuous feed of the stops relevant to my needs…no need to even pull out a phone or click a bookmark, the information’s always there at a glance.

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