Flexible trip planner update: project kick-off!

The flexible trip planner project has commenced, and we could not be more excited. Last Thursday I spoke with the local agencies who will be featured in the new trip planner, along with representatives from VTrans, Cambridge Systematics, the Federal Transit Administration, and FTA MOD Sandbox partners Booz Allen Hamilton and Noblis. The executive directors…

Announcing the flexible transit trip planner

The trip planner revolution Trip planners based off GTFS data have revolutionized public transit in the United States. Just 12 years ago, the only trip planners were expensive, proprietary, poorly functioning, and designed for individual systems. Now, a “Google Trip Planner” widget is ubiquitous on the websites of larger agencies and common even for systems…

VTrans ride-matching software survey

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) intends to procure services for online ride-matching (carpool) for the State of Vermont. The anticipated RFP release date is in early August 2016. In advance, VTrans is conducting a survey in order to develop a feasible scope of work that might support application interoperability. If you have thoughts about…