A Massey University computer science student has designed a website to help classmates find out when the next bus is due. Taylor Hamling’s Late for the Bus website pulls data from the regional council’s website. Students enter a travel time and preferred route to see when the next bus is coming to or going from the university
Hamling’s work has impressed Horizons transport officer Denise Webber, who said she liked its simplicity for student users.
“A large proportion of Palmerston North bus users are Massey students and staff. This web application cuts out the noise for these users and allows them to filter the timetable based on their needs,” Webber said.
Horizons will link to Hamling’s site from the passenger transport section of its own website for the next three months. Traffic will be monitored during this trial period to see how popular the application is among users.
The website can be found at http://www.taylorhamling.com/lateforthebus/