Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Enterprising student aids bus travel

Enterprising student aids bus travel

An enterprising computer science student is using his spare time to make Palmerston North’s buses easier and he’s garnered the support of Horizons Regional Council.

Third year Massey University student Taylor Hamling’s web application Late for the Bus pulls data from the Regional Council’s website, allowing students to enter a travel time and select a preferred route to see their next bus to or from university.

“Really I just like creating things that are useful for myself,” Mr Hambling says.

“I actually created Late for the Bus during my first week of university as I had so much spare time and was thinking of ideas that could help me.

“Last year I created the Massey University Timetabler which students can use on any device to generate an exam timetable based on their semester’s papers.”

Mr Hambling’s work has impressed Horizons transport officer Denise Webber who likes its simplicity for student users.

“A large proportion of Palmerston North bus users are Massey students and staff. This web application cuts out the noise for these users and allows them to filter the timetable based on their needs,” Mrs Webber says.

“It ties in with nicely with work we’re currently undertaking as part of the network review to create a bus network that meets the needs of our community going forward.”

Horizons will link through to Mr Hambling’s site from the passenger transport section of its website for the next three months. Traffic will be monitored during this trial period to see how popular the application is amongst users.

People can also visit Mr Hambling’s site directly at www.taylorhamling.com/lateforthebus/


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Key In NY: Prime Minister Addresses United Nations

Prime Minister John Key has addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York, focusing on a call for action in Syria and on other conflicts, reform of the veto process and on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. More>>.


Gordon Campbell: On The Lack Of Accountability Over Philip Smith

In New Zealand, accountability is an exotic creature rarely glimpsed at ministerial level, or among senior management. The flight to Rio by the paedophile /murderer Philip John Smith/Traynor is no exception. More>>


More On Corrections

Gordon Campbell: On Putin’s Diplomatic Coup Over Syria

There’s a simple historical precedent for what is occurring in Syria. During WWII, the Allies joined forces with a known butcher and tyrant – Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union – in order to defeat a greater evil, Nazi Germany… More>>


Key 'Didn't Know': Brownlee Seeks Pandas In China

While Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee is in China pushing a taxpayer funded deal to bring two pandas to New Zealand, the country’s military look set to be hit with a pay freeze, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. More>>


Scoop Business: GCSB Willing To Extend Cyber-Attack Programme To Local ISPs

The Government Communications Security Bureau’s ‘Cortex’ cyber-security programme has been successful in helping identify and mitigate a series of cyber attacks since its introduction and an extension to cover local internet service providers is still on the cards... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Chris Brown Furore

Thank goodness Dame Tariana Turia has been able to inject a bit of common sense into the Chris Brown visa issue – her argument being that forgiveness has a place in this decision, and there is an opportunity here that should be taken... More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news