From the team here on Virtual Transit Center, as well as our discord team: Happy New Year 2022! Hopefully, this year will be even better than the last!
Although 2021 was considered to be a bad year by most, for The Virtual Transit Center as well as the DashTransit Channel over on YouTube, this was probably the most productive year yet. For Virtual Transit Center, we added the following rosters to the site, with most of them being the single most accurate rosters online to date:
- Baltimore County Circulator “theLoop” of Baltimore County, Maryland
- Capital Area Transit of Harrisburg, PA
- Cecil Transit of Cecil County, Maryland
- DART First State for the entire state of Delaware
- Harford Transit LINK mostly based in Aberdeen, MD
- New York City’s MTA which was the last roster added in 2021
- New Jersey Transit for the entire state of New Jersey
- MTA Maryland of Baltimore, MD
- RIPTA of Rhode Island
Alongside the many updated rosters, the DashTransit channel has explored many new cities such as Allentown, PA, Boston, MA, and Aberdeen, MD. Currently, the DashTransit channel is the only one to feature any decent video of the Harford Transit Link in Aberdeen, MD (hopefully this will change soon).
With all this in mind, this past year did have some downsides…
While this year wasn’t bad for Virtual Transit Center, there were some notable losses for both the website and the community. On top of the losses from COVID, we also lost one of the biggest parts of Virtual Transit Center history: The Forums. After about 6 years of hosting our own forum community, it was time to close it down in order to allocate resources to other parts of the site that would better benefit from it. While it was helpful to have the forums around to encourage users to search up their problems and solutions, it was ultimately decided that such a thing did not exactly help, and only slowed down the website as a whole. While the Forums were permanently deleted on October 30th, 2021, our discord server has picked up where the forums left off.
Here’s to a better year!
While 2021 has brought many improvements to the site and our community, here’s to hoping that 2022 will bring even more improvements! Happy New Year 2022!