CTA Train Tracker Beta Test + Review

I’ve been helping test the Train Tracker system for the Chicago Transit Authority over the last few weeks and today (launch day) I wrote an extensive, first-look review over here on CTA Tattler. Here’s a snip:

In my experience, the system works great and it is a very positive addition to the overall CTA communications regime. Here’s why:

SMOOTH DESIGN

It is a native Web application that runs in a browser. That means it’s not an “app” — there’s nothing to download, no device-specific versions to cover– just go to the page on the Web and it works. The menus make sense, the flow is simple, and the interface is what you’d expect it to be– route-colored bars white familiar typography.