For all those anxiously wondering what exactly service will be like after SORTA’s service changes take effect this month, the answer arrived last night in the form of both PDF schedules and a new GTFS feed. Woot!!
SERVICE CHANGES: COMING AUGUST 18th 2013. Don’t get caught waiting for a bus that isn’t coming. Check your schedules.
In related news, I’ll should some more quantitative analysis of the new service plan here soon once I get around to it, including an updated frequency map to be available on the website. I was just waiting for the GTFS data for that one. And hopefully…some new analysis of ridership on a restructured system. Will more cross-town routes be reflected in relatively decreased boardings in downtown? I’m counting on SORTA to release that data from their automatic passenger counting system as soon as there’s enough time for the results to be statistically significant, perhaps around early to mid-September.