Next week, on October 28, I’ll be speaking at the Oregon Public Transit Conference in Seaside, Oregon on how to successfully launch an agency on Google Transit and make transit schedule information easier to find and use.
I’ll be presenting an answering questions on the benefits of Google Transit, some of the technical how-to for launching (including showing WebSchedule), and how to make the most of Google Transit through community partnerships and earned media.
Other presenters on the panel will be Frank Purcell of TriMet, who will be presenting on the very exciting open source TimeTable Publisher, which can take Google Transit Feed information and create elegant print- and web-ready timetables, Jessica Wei of Google, via teleconference, and Marcy Jaffe.
If you’re in Oregon, consider attending the conference. Or, feel free to look me up, as I will be at the conference from the 27th to the 28th, and will be in Portland until November 4.
Aaron is the founding principal of Trillium Solutions, Inc. He brings experience that includes 12 years of web-development with 8 years in public transportation, with knowledge of fixed-route transportation, paratransit, rural transportation, and active transportation modes. Aaron is a recognized expert in developing data standards, web-application design, digital communications, and online marketing strategy. He originally developed Trillium’s GTFS Manager, and has played a key role in the development of the GTFS data specification since 2007.