OK, I don’t like to admit this, but I was one of those losers who rode the bus all through high school, until I was like 17 or something. It really sucked. One of the worst parts of the whole bus thing was waiting at the bottom of our driveway in the freezing cold Michigan winters pathetically waiting for stupid Ms. Geckenkiemer to pick my ass up. You had to play the odds every morning – either you go out early and stand in the cold for 15 minutes or you wait by the door and try to sprint to the end of the driveway by the time the bus reaches your driveway.
Now that THE FUTURE is here, I’ve got an idea that could resolve this issue (and others like it). I could log into the local bus route website and sign up to recieve alerts for my specific route. Using GPS, the system could detect if the bus was more than 5 mintues off the regular schedule and send a text message directly to my cell phone to notify me of any delays. This could be applied to other types of transportation as well: city buses, taxis, planes, etc..
Anyone got any ideas for a catchy name? Edit: Great suggestion, JK, the name is officially updated. Only one day left in this round of the IdeaWarz contest, please help me receive funding to turn one of my ideas into reality!