Public transport analysis and GPS data visualization.

The Bustime website was created in 2012 to provide passengers with real-time information on the current location of public transportation. The information provided is based on GPS navigation data. Using the service, passengers spend less time waiting at stops, which is especially important in unfavorable weather conditions. Project vision:

1. To provide passengers with up-to-date information in the most efficient way
2. To improve the convenience of public transit
3. Not to multiply the essence more than necessary


High component optimization. Note how lightning fast the responses and updates are.
Under the hood the system of data distribution by technology server initiated connecction
Compliance HTML5 и Websocket, with simplified AJAX and classic version for compatibility (Progressive Enhancement)
User interface provides exceptionally quick access to public transportation information
System Rain allows to constantly receive data from multiple sources and distribute it among subscribing passengers
Signature technology Multi-bus allows to track all available vehicles
Over 20 000 visitors daily

Open source code

Project Bustime source code open under free MIT license. You are welcome to use them for your own purposes or help us improve this project

Advising and improving according to your needs.


2015, October

Multiple changes and improvements to the interface. Safe HTTPS protocol. Quick access to routes, ratings, timetables, and voice dialing..

2014, November

One more how-to video. Here the interface is more detailed, with responsive layout to fit small screens of mobile devices..

2013, November

Here the user interface is already well defined and you can see it in action online in real time.

2012, December

Record was made within a few days of site creation. Most efforts were focused on stops locations and registering them with certain routes. Good mood and optimism are a must for such tedious work. Here you can see the first outlines of the interface and yellow squares of route numbers, which have been in use ever since.

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