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International Perception of Public Transportation.
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by International Perception of Public Transportation, Palo Verde,
on Dec 13, 2017
I was recently talking with someone from Dublin, Ireland, who has developed an app for public transport and it seems to work well. It enables the user to find the nearest bus stop or train station to the user's present location, to type the final destination and the app tells you how to get there by public transportation, the time the bus or train will arrive at both the departure and arrival points including the cost of the ride as well as being able to buy a ticket through the app.
He was asking me whether it would be worth coming to Silicon Valley to try and develop his app for this area. His impression is that we would already be far ahead of what he had developed but was hoping to try. I explained we had nothing like it and he could try starting with Caltrain. He got back to me a couple of weeks later explaining that they didn't actually have any real time information of where their trains were unless the driver actually contacted them about a delay.
He told me that there was no point in coming here to try and develop his app. His shock was understandable, and my response was to be completely embarrassed.