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Smart Phone Apps and Transit Systems

Technology Trend in Transit: Think you will have to stand in the rain or snow to catch your bus? On vacation and don’t know which route to take? If you want answers to these questions, head over to City-Go-Round‘s website and find a smart phone app that can help. City-Go-Round, an open source website, provides …

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Walk Score launches Transit Score and Commute Reports

On August 16, 2010, Walk Score launched two new tools, Transit Score and Commute Reports, which will help users better understand their transportation options. Transit Score: Provides a rating from 0-100 reflecting how well a location is served by public transportation. For example, a score of 74 would be labeled “Excellent Transit” described as “Transit …

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Addition of Bike Racks and Lockers at Seattle Bus and Light Rail Stations

-Seattle’s Sound Transit is planning to add 200 spaces for bikes and 173 bike lockers at eleven transit stations and centers around Seattle. -According to Sound Transit, the lockers can hold one bike and each rack can hold at least eight bikes. -The bike spaces and lockers will be used by those transit riders trying …

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FHWA/U.S. Census Bureau Webinar: Delineating Urban, Urbanized and Urban Cluster Areas

On Friday, June 11, 2010, FHWA and Census Bureau hosted a webinar where the Census Bureau discussed their plans for delineating Urban, Urbanized and Urban Cluster areas.  The webinar was recorded and is available at http://fhwa.na3.acrobat.com/p32512114/ along with the slides which can be downloaded from the “materials to take home” pod.  The webinar is also …

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2009 Transit GIS Presentations Available for Download

The 2009 NCTR Transit GIS Conference Presentations are available for download. The presentations are organized by the session topics and can be found here. Analysis of Fare Data It’s All About the Customer Network Modeling Transit Asset Management Google Transit – GTFS Data Standards with Open Innovation GIS for Transit Planning & Analysis Route/Trip Planning …

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