The excellent rome2rio now shows a “transport layer” in its map interface. This shows all rail and bus routes available on the site. Airports are also shown on the map. More at the rome2rio blog. Map of Oregon’s intercity services shown below.
In November, I mused about how intercity bus service would offer a cost-effective, lower emission alternative for subsidized short-hop air travel from small cities to large nearby airports. This air service is currently subsidized through the Essential Air Service (EAS) program. I just stumbled upon the report “Comparison of Essential Air Service Program to Alternative Coach Bus […]
There is growing recognition that multi-modal travel information and booking systems benefit transportation providers and their passengers. This may take the form of a multi-modal trip planner that helps passengers and providers more efficiently utilize available resources. This can help to solve a costly last-mile problem. There’s a last mile to consider for air travel. […]
Recently on his blog, humantransit.org, Jarrett Walker suggests that agency-specific online trip planners will become less important: In the information side, I think the future is for transit agencies and transit providers to have a declining role, and for “aggregators” like Google Transit to take over. Transit agency trip planning websites, for example, will gradually […]