BART is always looking for useful new ways to communicate with customers, so we're trying out an exciting tool that delivers BART information to you quickly and easily: the Official BART RSS Widget has been updated (to version 1.1) and now it displays the latest BART service advisories and news updates in a small window right on your desktop.
What's a Widget?
"Widgets" are small applications that run on your desktop. There are different kinds of widget technology out there, but the Official BART RSS Widget uses the Yahoo! Widget Engine, available for both Windows and Mac OS X.
The Yahoo! Widget Engine requires Windows XP SP1 or newer, or Windows 2000 SP2 or newer, or Mac OS X 10.3 or newer and an Internet connection. 512 megabytes of RAM is recommended.
I Want It!
First, download and install the Yahoo! Widget Engine from widgets.yahoo.com.
Then go to the BART RSS Widget dowload page to download and install the Official BART RSS Widget!
We'd like to see if widgets are "catching on" with BART customers and, if there's a market for further development, and what new features might be appealing (e.g. BART trip planning or other services). We value your opinion and we'd like to hear your thoughts.