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Monday, August 10, 2009

'Heroic' 511 Among Top-10 Great Government Web Sites

Posted By on Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 5:58 PM

511 is the He-Man of websites
Earlier today, Government Computer News named San Francisco's 511 transit page,, one of the top-10 great government websites. And not only that, but 511 was also designated fuckin' "heroic." 

"Although a number of cities offer Web-based trip planners," says Government Computer News, "San Francisco's combines the schedules of dozens of subway, light-rail, trolley and bus systems, a heroic act of interagency coordination."

Other winning websites included the USPS virtual post office,,, (a Web site demonstrating how to make better Web sites) and the site for the state of Utah. But none of them got the high distinction of "hero."   

We'll admit, 511 is pretty convenient when it comes to planning trips

involving multiple transit operators around the Bay Area. But problems

with late trains and buses seem to arise more often than not. Of

course, that's not really our hero's fault, is it?

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