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  1. Statewide Transit Trip Planner and Beyond 18th National Conference on Rural Public and Inter-City Bus Transportation October 2008

  2. Historical Context • Integrated AVL for Cape Cod Tourist Market • Web Mapping of Cape Cod Local and Regional routes • Transit trip planning and Web AVL mapping (Cape Cod and MA) • Google Mash up for Cape Cod AVL • I-355 AGPS for AVL (<5s) on MS VE Web Map • Legacy AVL for Integrated Intermodal AVL Web Mapping • Real-Time AVL display for PDAs and Smart phones • Google Mapplet for AVL for Cape Cod and MetroWest • Integrated Google Transit Planner and Google Mapplet for AVL. • State initiative for integrated intermodal trip planning on Web

  3. Web Mapping Application of Real-time AVL and Map-within-map of bus stop features.

  4. Integrated Intermodal Real-Time AVLInter-city bus test and community shuttles

  5. Cape Cod Google Transit Trip Planner with Integrated Real Time AVL

  6. Increasing Reliability and Refresh Rates in Rural NE and NYC’s “Urban Canyons” for Inter-City Transportation

  7. Outreach to other inter-city carriers to Cape Cod, buses, boats, trains?

  8. Low-Cost Intermodal Customer Information Systems 1

  9. Low-Cost Customer Information Systems 2

  10. Lowest Cost Customer information ? Smartphone – Bus Location (Nearest Street Address), Direction, and Speed

  11. Real Time AVL For Blind and Low Vision Consumers at MetroWest RTA

  12. MA Statewide Transit Trip Planner • MBTA Google Transit Trip Feed Spec? • Exported from Greater Boston Intermodal Trip Planner? • MARTA/UMASS Med School Grant? • Enhanced Google Transit Trip Planner • Cape Cod RTA • MetroWest RTA • Google Transit Trip Planners – Rural Northern Tier • Montachusett RTA • Franklin RTA • Google Transit Trip Planners for Inter-City Bus • Peter Pan Bus Lines • Plymouth and Brockton Street Railway

  13. Transit Consumer’s Technology Needs • How do I get from Point A - Point B? • Pre-trip planning on the Web • Google Transit Trip Planner • High-end metropolitan transit trip planners • Where is the bus (train/ferry) now? • Web AVL Mapping and WiFi PDA/smart phone displays • Accessible communication for Real Time AVL • Plan B – en-route trip planning on Web 2.0 products and services • Apple iPhone and Assisted GPS/AT&T Wireless • Google Android and HTC G1 Mobile Phone/T-Mobile

  14. Conclusions on Innovation from another time and context • Exploration and discovery must precede validation. • Innovative ideas do not respect rank. • Failure must be an option. • Institutions are as important to innovation as individuals.

  15. Contact Info • Larry Harman • GeoGraphics Laboratory • Moakley Center for Technological Applications • Bridgewater State College • Bridgewater, MA • larry@geographicslab.org • www.geolabvirtualmaps.com • 508-531-6144