The Transit App can now collect tracking data from users to help them predict real time arrival information. This is an excellent tool especially in cities where there is no current real time data available. It’s also quite helpful because it can be more accurate than vehicle GPS signals since these signals may only be sent […]
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Getting Smart on Data: Challenges and Opportunities for Transport Authorities from Emerging Data Sources was produced by the Urban Transport Group and presents results of an emerging data catapult meeting held in May 2016. The report presents very helpful and interesting information.
The Boston area public transport operator MBTA held a competition during the summer to select an “endorsed” user application. The agency decided that having a single, full service app can provide a tremendous improvement in customer experience. The MBTA evaluated four apps: Transit App, Moovit, Swiftly and Moovel. In September 2016 the MBTA chose Transit App […]
Transitland is a cool new project from the open-source map developers and transit experts at Mapzen. It describes itself as: “A community-edited data service aggregating transit networks across metropolitan and rural areas around the world” in other words a one-stop-shop for anyone interested in public transport data. It’s a repository of data feeds from public […]
TriMet, Portland Oregon’s regional public transport operator, developed a mobile phone game to celebrate the opening of the MAX light rail system Orange Line. The game is called Orange Marks the Spot and was a community scavenger hunt that encourages users to explore the areas and businesses along the Orange Line while receiving special deals and […]
UPDATE – October 2016 – Mini Metro is available on smart phones and tablets … Transit Maps Mini Metro game review from Cameron Booth’s indispensable Transit Maps blog. The Dinosaur Polo Club, game developers from New Zealand, have developed the Mini Metro transport game. According to their website, “Mini Metro is a minimalist subway simulation game about designing […]
19 July 2015 – I’ve disabled the link to the game because BusMeister is a Flash game. Given all the security vulnerabilities of Flash I thought this would be the best decision. Contact me if you want more information or would like to help a non-Flash version of the game. 28 November 2014 – BusMeister […]
Andy has made several presentations about the GreenCityStreets project and the use of social networking to improve transport. Here’s a brief summary: GreenCityStreets – Work in Progress made at Wohnen & Mobilität, 28. November 2012, IG Architektur, 1060 Wien. Social Networks and Transport – Presentation made at SPUR San Francisco and San Jose, November 2012. […]
The first draft of Using the BusMeister Public Transport Game in the Classroom is now available. The illustration above is included to help describe some of the controls and information available on the BusMeister screen. Let us know if you’re interested in using BusMeister as part of a school curriculum or class project.
Here’s a great example of using YouTube to explain how to make public transport more efficient … and still be entertaining. The video is called: Comments on Woodward Avenue Detroit Light Rail Alternatives. Thanks to Streetsblog for the information.