NextBus is a free internet service using GPS and cellular networks to provide realtime arrival data for 60+ transit agencies in the United States and Canada.

For transit-bound people, the NextBus service is a tremendous convenience. Knowing when a bus is due means less standing out in the rain…one can use that time inside to get a little extra work done, or finish that cup of coffee.

NextBus provides web and mobile phone access, and there are some nice smartphone apps around. As a “heavy user,” I wanted to take it one step further, creating a wall clock of sorts…a continuous feed of up to four stops/routes relevant to my needs…no need to even pull out a phone or click a bookmark, the information’s always there at a glance.

Parts and Tools Required

  • Adafruit MagTag E-Ink WiFi Display
  • WiFi network (802.11 b/g/n)
  • USB-C cable and power source
  • A desktop or laptop computer is required for initial setup: any text editor will suffice, and a Python 3 interpreter
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This guide was first published on Nov 25, 2020. It was last updated on Nov 25, 2020.

This page (Overview) was last updated on Feb 09, 2021.

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