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Coordinated Transit Map / App

A site / location-aware app that provides info on all transit features (bus, train, Uber, Car2Go, NiceRideMN, etc) and schedules/availability in proximity to requestor.

Submitted by Luke Van Santen 7 months ago

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  1. Luke Van Santen Idea Submitter

    May be difficult to include non-governmental info (Uber, Car2Go)?

    7 months ago
  2. Omgtransit.com is already doing (some of?) this. (Developed as part of 2013 Civic Hacking!)

    7 months ago
  3. I'd love to see an app like Google Maps for biking that could also show most protected (safer) routes and streets to avoid like Franklin and Lake with high casualties.

    7 months ago
    1. One local (U of M) project along these lines is Cyclopath (http://cyclopath.org/). A big part of it involves user ratings for streets. You can also do route-finding with a lot of options.

      7 months ago
  4. So we have omgtransit.com - which is awesome - how can we get the info to more people? How could we get this data in bus stops? Could businesses be a source of support for any infrastructure costs as they could benefit from people having a few spare minutes to run in for a purchase instead of waiting uncertainly at the bus stop? http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/the-one-easy-fix-that-can-vastly-improve-public-transit/?tag=nl.e660&s_cid=e660&ttag=e660&ftag=TRE4eb29b5

    7 months ago
  5. Ok so this snow day suggests another transit related use of data - how about adding a way to know where the snow plows are and when they're scheduled at my house?

    7 months ago

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