Visualizing MBTA Data

This article entitled, “An interactive exploration of Boston’s Subway System” presents an insightful and microscopic view of subway operations.

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With the innovative method of visualizing GTFS data, it is possible to understand the subway system better than we ever have before. These tools are not only valuable for a microscopic view of the transit  operations but can allow for commuters to use the  system more efficiently.

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The Farside Story: Measuring the Benefits of Bus Stop Location on Transit Performance

Interesting Article on  the understanding of the effects of bus stop location on stop time and its variation to improve service quality while minimizing service variation at the stop level.bus stop

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How Large Public Data-sets are Empowering Communities

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Today, thanks to the availability of large public data sets society now has the ability to create tools which enable persons  to make more informed decisions. This data has long been available but now it has been broken down from its most complex forms into visually appealing and easily comprehensible graphics. The article entitled ” 12 Data Tools to Help Americans Climb the Economic Ladder” explores these tools and shows the many ways that “Big Data’ can be used to help persons maximize technology to make better positions. For instance, the trends in real estate and access to education are a few key topics that have a long-term significant impact. To find our more!

GIS Transit Conference 2015 Presentations Available for Download

November 17, 2015

National Rural Transit Assistance Program Technical (National RTAP) Assistance Conference

Easing mobility by displaying trip plans with multi-agency routes connecting intercity as well as your tribal partners is possible! Has your agency wanted to launch your schedules for online trip planning, but didn’t have a trained team member?
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At the GIS/Transit Conference a few weeks ago we learned that some transit partners want to join online trip planning at Google, Bing, Yahoo & Apple Maps while the tech team members just need some training in publishing standardized data. Additionally, you may have heard that there are easy ways to get started.

The upcoming National Rural Transit Assistance Program Technical (National RTAP) Assistance Conference “Reaching New Heights in Rural and Tribal Transit” will be held in Denver in October. One half-day session will teach and build out one of your routes using the standardized data process, known as General Transit Feed Specification, (GTFS) in a no-additional-cost session, on October 27. This session invites participants to attend with their PC laptop, data loaded and ready-to-learn. While our GIS or transportation planning professionals may be best suited for this task, any capable staff with some basic Excel skills will become capable in GTFS. Once registered the participant will be sent the pre-flight action plan.

Conference registration: http://nationalrtap.org/conference2015

For more information on the conference, contact: rtassinari@nationalrtap.org

If your staff cannot attend this conference but may want to proceed with GTFS, on-line no-cost training tools are available at: http://nationalrtap.org/supportcenter/Builder-Apps/GTFS-Builder or contacting: marcy@mjcaction.com (360) 643 1002

RTAP scholarships may be available in your State. Here are your local contacts.
http://nationalrtap.org/State-RTAP-Programs/Directory-of-RTAP-Managers

To those of you who attended our conference earlier this month, thank you.

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