Will you add feature X?
I’m always interested to hear ideas for possible features, but I can’t guarantee they will be added. I’m attempting to keep Portland Transit as simple/clean as possible to use so I don’t want to add too much bloat to it.
Why is the scheduling information occasionally inacurate?
I wish I knew! The scheduling data comes directly from TriMet’s servers, so Portland Transit should be as accurate as any other source (including TriMet’s site). The only advice I can offer is that you should pay attention to the wording on the schedule page for a stop. If TriMet has a pretty good idea when the bus/max/etc will be there then it will read “Estimated: X minutes (HH:MM)” otherwise they’ll just pass the scheduled time and it will read “Scheduled: X minutes (HH:MM)”.
What is the strobe for?
For flagging down busses at night! TriMet says “To help avoid accidental pass-ups, wear light-colored clothing and wave your cell phone, flashlight or safety strobe to alert the operator as your bus approaches.” We just trying to make it easier for you.