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October 12, 2011 at 11:17 AM

One Bus Away: Popular app gets a boost

The One Bus Away mobile and web app that helps Seattleites catch buses every day is getting a 13-month extension after one of its founders, former UW computer-science graduate student Brian Ferris, left town to work for Google.

From Seattle Times transportation reporter Mike Lindblom:

Transit agencies and the University of Washington are spending $150,000 to keep the popular One Bus Away online application going 13 more months. […]

“The goal is to make sure the service survives,” said Mark Hallenbeck, director of the Washington State Transportation Center at UW. He said the service could be taken over by the transit agencies or perhaps replaced by a Google app.

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