GTFS-Flex officially adopted into GTFS

In a historic moment for the transit data world, GTFS-Flex—the extension that enables discovery of demand-responsive services in trip planning applications—was officially adopted to GTFS. The overwhelming support shown through the vote (a record number of participants!) reflects the value stakeholders across the industry place on this empowering technology.    The journey to adoption The successful […]

Optibus Expands in North America with Acquisition of Trillium

Originally published on the Optibus blog by Abigail Levner, PR & Communications Manager. Optibus’ acquisition marks company’s growth into passenger information management systems and the opening of their Global Center for Open Transit Data. Today, Optibus announced its acquisition of Trillium, a SaaS provider helping transit operators and agencies keep riders informed. Trillium will become Optibus’ Global Center […]

An Interview with Matthew Barnes and Sarah Hackett: How ODOT Uses GTFS Data for Planning & Analysis

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)’s recently released Key Transit Hub Report and Transit Network Report mark two more milestones in their utilization of GTFS data for planning, analysis, and coordination. The Key Transit Hub Report describes using GTFS data to identify “Key Transit Hubs” (KTH), defined as a transit stop or cluster of stops […]

A New Project with a Bold Vision: Plan, Book, and Pay for Demand-Responsive Transit Agencies Across the West Coast

Trillium is part of a coalition of organizations joining CALACT to improve trip planning for disadvantaged riders in Washington, Oregon, and California. Online trip planning is not easy for everyone. Whether it is the lack of features for blind users, software design with a bias toward younger users, or an assumption that the user’s first language […]