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Public transportation services now have great transit time
data for letting you know exactly when your bus or train is
coming. However, public access to the data is ephemeral. My
idea is they make the archive of data accessible so you would
have solid backing if you were late for work and it
One of a few sites which provides data like this for the UK railway network. [Wrongfellow, May 08 2018]
There are some historical feeds, though these seem to be one-off and backdated to 2009 and 2010. Though, nothing to stop you from returning in 7 or 8 years time and picking up the latest feeds then. Might be a long pause in your argument though. [zen_tom, May 14 2018]
||In Japan, if your train is late the train company will
give you a note to show your boss. Otherwise no one
would ever believe you because it happens so rarely.
||"I was on a tram and we'd just gone past the Aioi bridge when
there was this enormously bright flash of light
||In Cambridge, if you go on a bus they give you a paper ticket
to show you boss if you arrive at work. Otherwise nobody
would believe you got there by bus.
||I can see such a thing being used by companies as evidence for
civil cases to sue the
train company for loss of productivity & man hours, perhaps
the very reason access to this data is so "ephemeral" is the
train companies have had the same thought.
||In London if your entire tube journey is on time
they engrave special commemorative plaques and
present them to each of the passengers to
remember the occasion.
||Has that ever actually happened, [IT] ?
||The plaque blanks have yet to be ordered.
||That's just so sad ... like watching poorly puppies being drowned, by vicious uncaring cat-lovers.