24 hours of TriMet in three minutes

What if you could watch every single TriMet vehicle at the same time? Seeing the migratory patterns of vehicles as they traverse around town. Well, thanks to Eugene’s Moonshadow and their DB4IoT, you can. But you don’t have to watch in real time. They’ve captured 24 hour of activity and have compressed it to three minutes.

TriMet provides bus, light rail and commuter rail transit services in the Portland, Oregon, metro area. This video shows the movement of every Portland Trimet bus, rail and tram for a 24-hour period starting at 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 through 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2016. At 4:00 a.m. there are a few bus routes running. You can see how the number of buses starts to grow quickly around 6:00 a.m. and is reduced at 10:00 a.m. There is an increase again during the afternoon peak. In the evening the number of buses running is slowly decreased until around 3:00 a.m. when only one bus is remaining.

For more on the project and the technology behind it, visit DB4IoT.

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