[Open-transport] OKFest 2014

Stefan Kaufmann transit at shutterworks.org
Sun Mar 30 18:34:56 UTC 2014

On 26.03.2014 23:29, Peter Hicks wrote:

> Excellent - but still only a few days left.
> Does anyone else have any ideas?

I'd still love to see something enabling small-scale transit operators 
to do what the big players do in terms of exchanging schedule 
information, outfitting their vehicles with real-time information, etc.

In my experience, what's been hindering rural transit operators in 
opening up their timetables is not so much unwillingness rather than 
them not even knowing about the benefits of doing so, along with a lack 
of affordable tools to do so.

I'd love to see a free/open source toolkit allowing them to do so 
_without_ having to sign up as a partner for Google Transit (in order to 
gain access to their exclusive tools), and I'd love to see affordable 
hardware allowing them to hop onto the real-time bandwagon if they wish 
to do so.

I have no idea whether that's enough to put me into the “Attending” 
category in Peter's document ;)


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