Web-Based Transit Trip Planners
Date published: Oct 14, 2005
Survey consists of responses from 8 transit agencies that have developed web-based transit trip planners. Topics/questions include:
- What is the name of the lead transit agency, its location and web address?
- How many transit providers participate?
- What is the number of additional transit providers that can potentially participate?
- Was a Memoranda of Understanding developed regarding cooperation and responsibilities of agencies involved?
- What is the size of the area covered (sq. miles)?
- How many transit stops (bus stops, rail stations) are included in the Trip Planner database?
- Was it developed in-house or by an outside vendor? Vendor name?
- What data was collected specifically for the implementation of the Trip Planner?
- What was the cost of implementation including the in-house time cost?
- How was the Trip Planner funded?
- What is the annual cost to operate/maintain the Trip Planner?
- What data from the transportation planning modeling process is used?
- Is it integrated with a GIS system?
- What year did it become available on the web?
- How many times is it used on an average day?
- Can it produce a walking map/description for the starting point of a trip to the first stop and for the final stop to the destination?
- Can it produce route maps for the specific trip planned?
- Can it produce transfer location maps and directions?
- Can it calculate total trip time? Total transfer time? Total walking distance?
- Can you access the Trip Planner via PDAs or similar devices?
- Can it optimize user’s preferences such as cost, travel time, number of transfers, amount of walking, etc?
- Can it integrate with 511 service, which includes traffic conditions?
- Is it integrated with traffic condition information?
- Can it produce a real time correction of tr4ip information due to prevailing traffic conditions? Due to route/scheduling changes?
- Is your Trip Planner being used by your telephone operators for the benefit of those who do not have access to the Internet?
- What have you done to market your Trip Planner among potential users?
- Have you used focus groups or other similar techniques that involve users of your Trip Planner to improve/make sure you satisfy most needs?
- What do you consider to be the main strengths of your Trip Planner?
- What do you consider to be the main weaknesses of your Trip Planner?
- What advice would you give to a transit agency planning to start the implementation of a Trip Planner?
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