Transit Activity Data Visualizations - Now With Muzak!!
July 13, 2013 11:28 AM   Subscribe

STLTransit: A YouTube channel presenting visualizations of transit activity in various cities.
posted by Alvy Ampersand (5 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I see my commute on the SoCal one. I love how the Coaster/MetroLink/Surfliner trains are solitary lights cruising up and down the coast between San Diego and OC/LA counties.
posted by birdherder at 12:15 PM on July 13, 2013

They even have Thunder Bay! (That might be the best one, too.)
posted by Sys Rq at 3:53 PM on July 13, 2013 [1 favorite]

Brings back memories.
posted by dhartung at 4:22 PM on July 13, 2013

It is easy to pick out the #20 bus on this visualization of Portland's TriMet, as it is one of the first 'dots' and is traveling east/west in on Burnside which marks the north/south divide of the city. Also, I've lived here long enough to recognize the bus routes I don't usually take, just from knowing our bus route maps.
posted by mrzarquon at 6:49 PM on July 13, 2013

I was pretty amused to see how easy it was to pick out the 78 and the 5 on the SoCal transit one (but where the heck was the 15? I know NCTD goes down it, even if less so than the 5). Also LA was astoundingly busy even at 3am--I don't miss that traffic although there's plenty in this area, too.

Madrid is a huge contrast to the West Coast US cities. I remember the utility of the awesome buses, the Metro lines, the búho (night) buses, and seeing all that lit up is fun.
posted by librarylis at 8:41 PM on July 13, 2013

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