A quick update for folks looking for help with Seattle Bus:
The site that the application uses for it’s data source (mybus.org) has been intermittently available recently, and today it’s been down completely. This is a site run at the University of Washington, and I’m afraid I don’t have a direct contact with the administrators.
There is another site with similar data provided by King County Metro (not as well structured) – so I may end up re-writing my scraper/parser to pull data from that site as I have no details on when or if MyBus.org will come back online.
I wish there was a better way of providing this data to you – I’ll keep everyone informed through this developer diary as I have updates.
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I feel your pain.
I just read about http://onebusaway.org/. Both the “text” and iPhone versions of the site look pretty scrape-able. Plus the developer is openly looking for ways to collaborate: http://onebusaway.org/about.html.
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