I’ve only been seeing Toronto a short time, but I feel that taking the TTC everyday has brought Toronto and I closer as a couple. We go on fun dates, he introduces me to all sorts of people and I get to see him quite frequently. However, I’ve also been shown some of his less favourable characteristics. Toronto can be very cold and abrasive, and he can be unreliable. He is often late to pick me up. He doesn’t even call to tell me he’s going to be late. I think Toronto needs to work on his communication skills. Luckily MIT has developed a bus stop concept that would really help my relationship with Toronto.
The EyeStop - unfortunately cheesily dubbed ‘the bus stop of the future’ - will help transform bus stops from unproductive uses of city space to interactive and informative travel centres. Touch sensitive screens allows users to plan their route, explore the web, learn about delays and get updated on wait times. They can also use their phone as an interface with the shelter to store trip information or post ads to electronic community announcement boards. As a bonus, the shelters are solar powered and will display urban pollutant levels.
I know it may take awhile for Toronto to come around, but I’m hoping for our relationship’s sake he considers opening the communication lines.