Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Portland Transport discussion & update on MAX arrivals

The MAX arrival times have all been scheduled and not real-time since the Green Line opened.  (PDX Bus shows them in grey).

On the Portland transit blog the comments have an insight into what's going on... it is interesting that they don't use GPS.  (I head heard that this was why the real-time info was bad downtown as the GPS receivers did not work.  This is not the case...)

http://portlandtransport.com/archives/2010/02/wheres_that_tra.html

I hope TriMet finishes testing soon!

2 comments:

Chessman said...

This is a really dumb question, but how do I update the route database? I can't seem to find it anywhere.

Teleportaloo said...

You don't have to update it! All the route information is downloaded from TriMet when you need it. For example, when you browse for a stop, the routes, directions and stops are downloaded as each screen is displayed.

The location database does need downloading.