Austin Bus Stops
Submitted by kyle becker
I'd never downloaded a QR code reader until I started using Austin's Cap Metro bus system. Rather than a map or a list of times, each stop has a QR cade associated with it. Scanning shows a little menu with a few options, one of which being "Next Bus."
It is cute, but admittedly a little annoying. As a user, it is much quicker for me to read a time sheet than get out my phone, open the QR reader, scan the code, wait for it to load, and select the "next bus" option. I've heard others grumbling at the bus stop about how "only rich people have smart phones and only poor people ride the bus."
The system is also incredibly poor in telling me which bus to use if I don't already know. I have to resort to using google maps to figure this out, and that'll tell me when the next bus is coming anyway.
The one plus, though, is that since I've bookmarked my home stop and my work stop (the two that I use the most) I can always check the bust times for those stops.
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