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Crowdedness 2.0: Like the Original, but Better

Product Features

Crowdedness 2.0: Like the Original, but Better

From the people that brought you Transit Crowdedness V1 comes Transit Crowdedness V2! 

You might be asking yourself, are you promoting the same feature to me a second time? The answer is yes and no – which is really a non-answer if you think about it… talk about deflection. 

Our Crowdedness V1 feature got an amazing response when we launched it in June, but we believe there are always opportunities to make something better. We listened to your feedback to make this a feature you find useful AND easy to use within the app. 

Why are we focusing on our Transit Crowdedness feature? Well, since the beginning of the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown orders  in March, transit agencies across the country have experienced a major decline in ridership. We’re slowly starting to see a return to transit ridership. While it’s a good thing to see, it can make practising physical distancing much harder and result in crowded vehicles or in some cases vehicles bypassing waiting passengers.

 

What’s different? 

We notice a drop-off in usage because of the 2-click process when reporting crowdedness. You click here, you click there and then boom, crowdedness reported. But when you’re in a rush, 2 clicks can be one too many. Now you’ll have the ability to report crowdedness in just 1 click, and the more of you that report on the crowdedness level, the more riders will know about the crowdedness of a route or vehicle. You can report directly in the arrivals screen. 

You also told us that you wanted to know more of the specifics of other riders’ crowdedness reports. In V2, you can view a breakdown of reports from other users within the last 30 minutes. You’ll see something like “9 votes total, vehicle not stopping.” With this information, you’ll be able to identify routes that have seating or standing room available (or not) and be able to better plan your commute. 

Rocketman Crowdedness V2 showing available seat

Commuters Helping Commuters 

👆Yup, we said it and we’re not taking it back. A lot of us are pretty anxious about jumping back onto transit these days – understandably so. But here’s your chance to help ease some of the anxiety that’s going around. By reporting routes with seating room available, standing room only, or vehicle not stopping, you’re supporting other commuters by helping them to better prepare for their trip. With enough Rocketman users reporting crowdedness, there will be oodles more people informed about what to expect before they set out on transit, and our hope is that when you contribute, it’s also paid back to you, too. 

So go forth and report, my friends. Go forth and report ✌️

From the people that brought you Transit Crowdedness V1 comes Transit Crowdedness V2! 

You might be asking yourself, are you promoting the same feature to me a second time? The answer is yes and no – which is really a non-answer if you think about it… talk about deflection. 

Our Crowdedness V1 feature got an amazing response when we launched it in June, but we believe there are always opportunities to make something better. We listened to your feedback to make this a feature you find useful AND easy to use within the app. 

Why are we focusing on our Transit Crowdedness feature? Well, since the beginning of the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown orders  in March, transit agencies across the country have experienced a major decline in ridership. We’re slowly starting to see a return to transit ridership. While it’s a good thing to see, it can make practising physical distancing much harder and result in crowded vehicles or in some cases vehicles bypassing waiting passengers.

 

What’s different? 

We notice a drop-off in usage because of the 2-click process when reporting crowdedness. You click here, you click there and then boom, crowdedness reported. But when you’re in a rush, 2 clicks can be one too many. Now you’ll have the ability to report crowdedness in just 1 click, and the more of you that report on the crowdedness level, the more riders will know about the crowdedness of a route or vehicle. You can report directly in the arrivals screen. 

You also told us that you wanted to know more of the specifics of other riders’ crowdedness reports. In V2, you can view a breakdown of reports from other users within the last 30 minutes. You’ll see something like “9 votes total, vehicle not stopping.” With this information, you’ll be able to identify routes that have seating or standing room available (or not) and be able to better plan your commute. 

Rocketman Crowdedness V2 showing available seat

Commuters Helping Commuters 

👆Yup, we said it and we’re not taking it back. A lot of us are pretty anxious about jumping back onto transit these days – understandably so. But here’s your chance to help ease some of the anxiety that’s going around. By reporting routes with seating room available, standing room only, or vehicle not stopping, you’re supporting other commuters by helping them to better prepare for their trip. With enough Rocketman users reporting crowdedness, there will be oodles more people informed about what to expect before they set out on transit, and our hope is that when you contribute, it’s also paid back to you, too. 

So go forth and report, my friends. Go forth and report ✌️

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