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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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 […]
From: “Data Driven Cities“, by Sally Kneeshaw in URBACT News: 22 January 2015: Nesta in the UK, in collaboration with Code for Europe partners, hosts the Civic Exchange network allowing cities to find and share technology in order to deliver better public services. The showcase starts from the fact that cities across Europe share similar problems, […]
The ideas of frequent rider programs for public transport operators is intriguing. Jarrett Walker at humantransit.org has a great article today on the subject. (Jarrett quotes the Atlantic article by Alexis Madrigal about Stanford professor Balaji Prabhakar). Jarrett’s point is that a frequent rider program is probably an overly complicated approach for helping shift demand from […]
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.