The people who brought you parking spot locating via text-messaging in Park Slope, Brooklyn -- Roadify -- are expanding their services to include real-time bus transit information.
Their first service, ParkingAroundMe (PAM), launched this past November. The way it works is when a commuter is leaving a parking spot they text the location to an online database. People circling the block looking for a spot receive a list of these available spots. (You can see the spots folks gave to others since November on the map above.)
The new service, BusesAroundMe (BAM) will launch in a couple of week, Dan Robinson, a member of the Roadify team, said in an email to McBrooklyn. They're starting with the B67 route, which seldom sticks to its published schedule. People using the service will text something like "getting on the bus at 7 st." Roadify has the official bus schedules in their system and members farther down the line will receive something like, "2 mins ago bus at 7 st. 10 mins behind schd."
Both the parking and the bus service are completely free and will always be free, says Robinson. Visit the Roadify web site to join.Go to McBrooklyn's HOME PAGE.