Riding transit just got way, way, easier. A new website called SpotBus is wildly better than existing online trip planners. For one thing, you can enter destinations like a normal person — “Ballard,” or “Ikea,” or “ferry,” or whatever — not some arcane intersection. It’s so much faster and more intuitive that it feels like giving up your old gimcrack five-disc CD changer for an iPod.

It only works in the Puget Sound area, but there’s no reason something similar couldn’t be devised for other regions.

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