Asher MI have a simple request: make transit schedules viewable directly on the website. Requiring users to download a PDF to see when buses leave is not user-friendly when accessed from a smartphone. Or maybe I'm missing something...
I hope you will take a few minutes to visit the website now. you can now view transit schedules directly on the website. when you go to a route page, we now have an interactive map that contains icons for every bus stop on that route. you'll first need to select the day of the week and direction you are headed. once you do that, when you click on a particular stop, you will see all of the scheduled times.
We were able to set this up a few weeks before our August service change, and the "schedule" drop down allowed us to make the distinction between the February 2015 schedule and the August 2015 schedule.
Of course, we fully recognize that this website is not mobile responsive, but to move to a mobile responsive site necessitates a complete overhaul.
Sirinya MUses of Technology at Big Blue Bus for Passenger Information & Project Management
Session Proposal (work in progress) - to be led by Big Blue Bus & City of Santa Monica staff
Targeting transit aficionados and developers:
We'd like to provide an introductory overview on how we use technology to run our bus operation and to provide passenger information in order to give pique the interest of technologists.
Planning & Community Engagement
Open Data Initiative -
BBB and City of Santa Monica opened data in GTFS-realtime on June 6 as part of Hack the Beach. gtfs.bigbluebus.com.
Santa Monica's Hack the Beach initiative is now coming back 10/6! The City's going to host a contest to solicit ideas for the use of technology and/or outreach to improve mobility, community and/or civic engagement.
Digital Marketing/Communications: Web, social media, email marketing. Passenger information through NextBus and open GTFS-RT feed.
Use of Santa Monica's GO app - CRM to streamline constituent relations
Bus stop data management -->currently enormous spreadsheet.