Code for Boston coder breaks down MBTA by service on Twitter
Calvin Metcalf, a volunteer developer at Code for Boston, is making life a little easier for Twitter users who are loyal to specific lines on the MBTA.
At a hackathon over the weekend for the National Day of Civic Hacking, Metcalf created Twitter accounts for each MBTA subway line, commuter rail line, ferries and specific bus lines, so that passengers who only take those lines can follow those accounts without having their Twitter feeds cluttered by unnecessary information.
It was a natural project for Metcalf, who is also the man behind Twitter’s @MBTA_Alerts account, which shares real time information on T service to its 17,000 followers.
“I’ve been curating [@MBTA_Alerts] for nine months, and I also ride the T a lot,” said Metcalf. “My biggest inspiration was the fact that I mainly care about the subway line and buses I ride, not all of the MBTA.”
Find your line:
Red Line Alerts: @Red_Line_Alerts
Green Line Alerts: @GreenLineAlerts
Orange Line Alerts: @OrangeLineAlert
Blue Line Alerts:@BlueLineAlerts
MBTA Bus Alerts: @mbta_bus_alerts
The full list of MBTA service alert accounts is available on Twitter.