Transit

Using open data to get from Point A to Point B and to improve transportation options along the way

Using only open-data sources, it's possible to power a wide variety of tools for personal navigation, transportation optimization, and planning and analysis. While open data may not always have the quality or consistency of commercial data sources, the open approach has unique advantages: Developers can more fully customize and tailor their use of data for their particular apps, visualizations, and analyses. New business models can be built when data licensing costs are less of a factor.

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Beginner

Open Source Transit Trip Planner

How did you plan your transit trips to and from the CALGIS conference?  Did you know you can use the VTA Trip Planner.  Open Trip Planner was selected as the trip planner because it caters to creating intermodal trips; meaning you can create a trip plan for bicycling and transit all in one trip.  It is built using Open Trip Planner, Modeify an open source web UI, AmigoProxy; an open source real time data proxy, AmigoCloud; an open source mobile data collection platform, Transitime / Swiftly; a real time data prediction and analytics platform, Google Geocoder.  Real time vehicle information

Experience level: 
Intermediate

Level of Transit Stress; A Transit Network Analysis

Evaluating deterrents for the public to ride transit has brought us to the first phase of measuring the level of transit stress.  Determining where transit stops are located, how frequently the transit stops are served, amenities the stops may have, how on-time the transit vehicles are at your stop.  Established criteria is simply the first take at analyzing how stressful it may be to ride transit and helps us to identify places to improve, re-engineer, conduct a broader study to evaluate and enhance current transit infrastructure.  The end goal is lessen the level of transit stress.  Web s

Experience level: 
Intermediate

Data Storage, Analysis, and Visualization with PostgreSQL, ESRI Server, and Geocortex Essentials

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is the Congestion Management Agency and Transit Agency for Santa Clara County.  Our Development Review team "reviews, analyzes, and tracks land use developments within and near Santa Clara County to improve land use/transportation coordination, promote alternative travel modes, and encourage a balanced approach to addressing congestion."   This process has been in effect since the late 1990s and has not had a huge technology overhaul since then.  The team currently uses MS Access to enter in and store data relating to any new and/or existing

Experience level: 
Intermediate

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