[Open-transport] Open transportation resources from Civic Commons

elf Pavlik perpetual-tripper at wwelves.org
Fri Dec 23 17:04:49 UTC 2011

Excerpts from Philip Ashlock's message of 2011-12-22 23:00:06 +0000:
> Thanks for inviting me to this group and thanks for referencing the Civic
> Commons wiki listing of Transportation apps. We're in the process of moving
> that listing to the Civic Commons Marketplace, but right now the
> Transportation listing needs to be cleaned up a bit (and let you filter for
> just apps):
> http://marketplace.civiccommons.org/civic-function/transportation
> I should also mention that I don't personally focus on transportation, but
> I work with a lot of people who do. Otherwise, let me start off by just
> copying the resources I mentioned to Daniel on one of the other OKFN lists:
> http://lists.okfn.org/pipermail/open-government/2011-November/001816.html
> Daniel, I'd be happy to connect you with some of my colleagues who are
> experts on this stuff in the U.S. In the meantime, here are a few notable
> things to check out in the US:
> City Go Round <http://www.citygoround.org/> is similar to Trafiklab. It
> lists the transit agencies that have and have not released their data in
> GTFS (general transit feed specification) along with all the apps that are
> available to work with GTFS. This creates a nice dynamic because it
> simultaneously creates peer pressure and competitiveness amongst transit
> agencies and shows the value proposition of opening data (with all the apps
> listed).
> A Case for Open Data in
> Transit<http://openplans.org/civichacker/2010/08/02/a-case-for-open-data-in-transit/>is
> a short documentary we made about the value of open data in transit.
> OpenPlans also works on some of the worlds largest open source transit
> projects including OpenTripPlanner <http://opentripplanner.com/> and the
> continued development of OneBusAway as it is rolled out across all NYC
> buses as MTA BusTime<http://openplans.org/2011/11/22/staten-island-well-see-you-in-bus-time/>
> OpenTripPlanner has been used in a number of places in Europe and around
> the world and I'm pretty sure that the open source work on MTA BusTime is
> being done with the same SIRI standards used in Europe.
> A good place to learn more about what's going on with transit data is this
> very active mailing list:
> http://groups.google.com/group/transit-developers
> Best,
> Phil

Hi Phil,

Thank you for this interesting input. Do you have any references to 'success stories' in opening public transportation data? Hopefully with some documentation of process itself, arguments, local community support etc.

I would like to start making listing of them on our wiki page...

~ elf Pavlik ~

(living strictly moneyless already for over 2 years)

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