Per the OneBusAway twitter account, realtime arrival information should now work for all trips on RapidRide C & D. A big thank you to the staff and volunteers at Metro and OneBusAway for making this happen. Note, however, that (due to a separate problem) OneBusAway realtime and schedule data is usually broken on holidays where Metro operates a Sunday or reduced weekday schedule, so you’ll probably have to wait ’til next week to actually make use of this. Along with the recently-enabled signal priority in Interbay (which, although I have no real data, certainly seems to be making the bus faster), this brings the D Line closer to what was promised, a genuine improvement over Route 15.
Perhaps, to celebrate Kwanzaa, Metro could turn on the lights at the ultra-sketchy northbound 3rd & Virginia stop? That would be another great favor to riders.
UPDATE: The merits of the Uptown deviation have been debated to death in previous threads, and the subject is now derailing another thread where it is, at best, tangentially related. It’s off-topic for this thread, and comments on that subject will be deleted.