TriMet Open Trip Planner Demo

by steve on July 6, 2010

Learn how an open approach can engage your audience in new, meaningful ways

On July 20, Bibiana McHugh of TriMet will present a sneak preview of the multi-modal Open Trip Planner (http://opentripplanner.org/). It allows users to interactively explore and plan trips that combine walking, biking and transit. Metro contributed a Regional Travel Options grant for this project.

The Open Trip Planner is an example of how the open approach to public applications can marshal talented civic and agency resources to create advanced open source software solutions.

Michael Keating of OpenPlans (http://openplans.org/) will provide a snapshot of other exciting projects across the nation. OpenPlans’ overall goal is to develop software that is a true public resource; give individuals better ways to help shape their communities; and facilitate openness and transparency in government. Their other projects include:

  • Streetsblog, a daily news source, online community and political mobilizer for the Livable Streets movement
  • Open311, lays the groundwork for open systems that enable citizens to directly interact with their cities
  • Transportation Feedback Portal, a planning project for NYC DOT
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 20
Metro Regional Center
600 NE Grand Ave., Room 401

Free and open to the public. Registration not required. Please feel free to bring your lunch. For more information, contact Katie Edlin at katie.edlin@oregonmetro.gov or 503-813-7575.

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