BART Realtime Displays

Client: Bay Area Rapid Transit

Project: BlinkTag created two different realtime displays using the BART API.

whereisbart.com shows where all BART trains in the system are estimated to be located based on their realtime arrival predictions. The BART API does not provide locations, but it is possible to simulate the BART system and show where trains should be at all times. This visualization makes it easy to see that at any time, there are a lot of BART trains operating on the BART system. The code for this visualization is open source and available on github.

BlinkTag also created a realtime transit display meant for a kiosk with no user interaction. It shows realtime arrivals of BART trains. The website allows the user to select a station and choose whether or not to show background images and these settings are stored in the URL which can be bookmarked or set to load automatically.

It is perfect for a display at a coffee shop, office or other public place near a BART station. The code for this visualization is open source and available on github.

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