Statewide Transit Trip Planner and Beyond 18th National Conference on Rural Public and Inter-City Bus Transportation October 2008
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
Web Mapping Application of Real-time AVL and Map-within-map of bus stop features.
Integrated Intermodal Real-Time AVLInter-city bus test and community shuttles
Increasing Reliability and Refresh Rates in Rural NE and NYC’s “Urban Canyons” for Inter-City Transportation
Outreach to other inter-city carriers to Cape Cod, buses, boats, trains?
Lowest Cost Customer information ? Smartphone – Bus Location (Nearest Street Address), Direction, and Speed
Real Time AVL For Blind and Low Vision Consumers at MetroWest RTA
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
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
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.
Contact Info • Larry Harman • GeoGraphics Laboratory • Moakley Center for Technological Applications • Bridgewater State College • Bridgewater, MA • email@example.com • www.geolabvirtualmaps.com • 508-531-6144