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Massachusetts Liberal

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Friday, October 01, 2010

Where's the *@#&% Green Line?

Kudos to MBTA management for letting us know exactly where buses -- and now Red, Blue and Orange line trains -- are stuck. But you can't help but notice something is missing.

The Globe provides an explanation for why the line everyone loves to hate is among the missing:
The bus data relies on GPS transponders on the buses. For the subway data, the T had to find a way to convert underground train positions, as determined by electric signals on the tracks, into a similar data format that software developers could harness. Because the Green Line lacks the same tracking system, it was not included.
Maybe the T can use the GPS system located within the operators' cell phones? Oh yeah. Never mind.



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