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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Swallow the blue pill

Posted By on Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 4:39 PM

OK, I’ve been using the Google maps/Halifax Transit feature to find my way home these days. The other day, the bus was “on time.” When I boarded the bus, I decided to leave the real time tracking on the screen instead of closing the app. I found that it was odd but I watched the blue dot progress from stop to stop on the screen…“on time”…meanwhile my actual location was as much as two or three stops behind the blue dot. My conclusion was simple: maybe the blue dot is like a pace car and the bus doesn’t show as late until it falls way behind. Makes sense, right?

Well, today I was watching the screen say “on time” and the bus showed up 6 minutes early...meanwhile, the screen kept saying "on time.” You know what I think? I think this realtime tracking system is a total bullshit system. I think they should rename it the “swallow the blue pill” system. Total fiction. —Eff You Halifax Transit

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