Published on November 10, 2008
Leveraging new media for
partnerships Aaron Antrim, Trillium Solutions California Public & Community Transportation Conference | 6 Nov 2008
New Media ≠ The concept that new methods of communicating
New Media is an approach to media & communication that takes advantage of digital tools to facilitate more open and adaptable information sharing. The concept that new methods of communicating
The beau)ful new bart.gov is more than a website. It’s a data publishing pla:orm. Let’s delve in »
BART developer resources: Helping the agency’s informa)on work harder and do more.
XML: eXtensible markup language Formats for exchanging data in a way that soAware can easily understand (parse) to re‐present data in other contexts or use it in useful or interes)ng ways.
BART REAL‐TIME XML ESTIMATED ARRIVAL DATA
iBART: Free applica)on for BART trip planning, arrivals, map, and service advisories Put image of iBART here.
iBART: Free applica)on for BART trip planning, arrivals, map, and service advisories
BART SCHEDULES IN GTFS GTFS is the Google Transit Feed SpeciﬁcaKon Now, the most widely used standard format for transit schedule informa)on. More info at code.google.com/transit/spec/transit_feed_speciﬁca.on.html Trillium More riders, fewer hassles
BART SCHEDULES IN GTFS “ Why are you publishing schedules this way? We want to foster innova)ve new applica)ons, reach a broader audience and encourage more people to choose BART. And frankly, we just can't jus)fy spending )me on some of the things our customers have asked for (like a QuickPlanner for Newton). Maybe you can give that a shot. www.bart.gov ”
ANOTHER EXAMPLE: DEVELOPER.TRIMET.ORG To quote from TriMet Chief Technology Oﬃcer Tim McHugh’s presenta)on at APTA TransITech (www..nyurl.com/trimet‐cto): TriMet’s developer resources How can we put an army of began with GM request developers to work for our transit to promote innova,on and public transit agency for nearly free? by providing resources to an emerging crea,ve class.
developer.trimet.org: Call interface for es)mated arrivals, schedule informa)on in GTFS
trimet.onmyiphone.net 4994 Free applicaKon for iPhone shows next arrivals “At ﬁrst I was just going to scrape the TriMet site to get the informa.on. But then I came to ﬁnd out that TriMet actually has a really nice API to all their tracking informa.on! Ma] King, TriMet rider and soAware developer
For more example uses of developer.trimet.org see www.tinyurl.com/trimet-cto
Route‐speciﬁc marke)ng campaign for Champaign‐Urbana Mass Transit District www.green15.org
GetSaKsfacKon.com: User‐powered customer service
Deltarides.com: Trillium & Transit Marke)ng developed/ improved trip calendar with mul)ple agencies for Mississippi
For more, see: www.trilliumtransit.com/blog Contact: Aaron Antrim firstname.lastname@example.org 707.633.4464 Trillium More riders, fewer hassles
Questions? Trillium More riders, fewer hassles
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