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Transportation

Pdxtrian is a simple utility for riders of Portland's excellent mass transit system, TriMet.

  • Uses GPS to find nearby transit stops
  • Displays a map of the stop location
  • Displays a list upcoming arrivals
  • Allows you to save stops and look them up anytime

Available for download now (FREE, of course) from the Android Market - just search for 'Pdxtrian'.


Update - new icon, some UI fixes (menus etc) & better distance calculations


Targeted demographic (who is the app intended for?): 
Users of TriMet with Android phones/tablets.
Who and what will be impacted by the app, and how?: 
People who regularly use TriMet, particularly those whose schedules are variable and might need to look up this information often.
What is the specific need that is addressed by the app?: 
An application for the Android platform that provides the TriMet data in an accessible manner.
Anticipated usage of the app (by whom, under what circumstances, etc)?: 
Myself and other riders. For example, when I am in the office and I would like to catch the next Max to Burnside, I can check for the next arrival in about 5 seconds.
How is information presented, that's not presented elsewhere; how is it unique?: 
Unique in that it's on the Android platform now.
What are a few of the primary strengths of the design?: 
Simplicity, ease of use.
License: 
GNU General Public License (GPL)
Discussion
leahk :: October 8, 2010 - 8:19am

the most useful app out there- everyone should have this :)

John McBride :: October 8, 2010 - 12:14pm

Wow! Another awesome app from those amazingly talented developers at Unitus Community Credit Union!

Andy Dave :: June 19, 2012 - 8:37pm

This is excellent mass transit system of Portland's. Thanks for taking great opportunity to share this such a valuable information with us. build an iphone app

rkern :: October 10, 2010 - 10:20pm

Wonderful app, the cleanest implementation I've seen yet.

landingwire :: October 11, 2010 - 11:03am

I can honestly say this is the BEST app for TriMet I have ever used. Awesome job!

rnixon :: October 12, 2010 - 9:23am

Please make your source code available ASAP. Thanks!

jomo :: October 12, 2010 - 11:55pm

Code is up now!

tosher :: October 17, 2010 - 7:32am

Really neat and innovative! Sure helps when plans change. The best app I have seen in quite a while!

psm :: October 19, 2010 - 1:45am

This is a very cool app..... it has made my travel plans incredibly easier! Thanks!

the traveler :: October 19, 2010 - 8:56am

I travel a lot. This will really help me get to meetings on time! Thanks!

apps66 :: October 25, 2011 - 9:50am

I am a member of a riders group in Portland and we already use Transit web maps in our bike trips. I have learned about a new application named Pdxtrian which is a simple utility for riders of Portland's excellent mass transit system. I liked its features such as it uses GPS to find nearby Transit stops, displaying list of coming arrivals etc. I am going to download it from the android market as it is free there. As it is really simple and easy to use, everyone can use it. It would be great if you add some info about moving companies too. I will try it in our next road trip and will post my reviews as comments here.

hernandez79 :: February 20, 2013 - 4:43am

thanks for sharing.