One commenter noted that Google Maps has CTA bus and train schedules loaded. If you zoom in on a bus stop or train station (signified with a blue "M"), you'll see schedules for the next arriving train or bus. It's a start, but not real-time info.
Now, San Francisco's BART system has some cool widgets riders can download and run on their desktop. The widget provides service advisories and news in an RSS feed. BART also provides regular news in an RSS feed.
Another Tattler commenter noted that London is just starting to get real-time bus arrival information delivered to LED signs at bus stops.
So, stuff is happening all over, and it's all happening here. Yeah, sure, we can sit back and whine, what took so long, etc. I'll just say thank God and keep monitoring the CTA's progress.
Hat tip to my brother Dan on this one.
Birthday greetings PS, take 2: Yesterday it was brother Dan's birthday, and he's had a few of those already. But today is very special, because my sister-in-law is celebrating her 10th birthday. Yes folks, Penny is a Leap Day Baby. So Happy Birthday to her! If you're a Leap Baby, let's hear from you.