Add the possibility to use any smartphone in addition to the plastic clipper card. This "mobile clipper card" is tracking proof of fares (single ride, monthly and eco passes), and also allows to pay for tickets and passes electronically via phone.
"Do I want to walk to/from the stop/station" or
"Do I want to bike to/from the stop/station", and possibly even to be able to specify that "I am willing to walk/bike a distance of x miles to get to/from the stop/station".
By biking I can choose from a vastly larger range of potential stops/stations, and... more »
People hate waiting for buses, etc. Just GPS track them and provide a web interface that uses a mapping program to geolocate them.
Make it less heavy by only showing the location of the bus/train they search for.
Perhaps you hope to get engrossed in your book or phone, or you'd like to catch a few Zs along the way. Perhaps you're going to a new stop, and you're not sure just when to pull the cord so you'll be past the previous stop without shooting past your intended destination.
This app should, at a minimum, notify you just as the bus or train passes... more »
Connect with the Spartan Superway team at the Maker Faire Bay Area 2015 (http://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/50148/)... more »
* - compare schedule times with actual times to see what deviation there is
* - Use the data to state how much energy is consumed per leg in route by some rough calculations regarding average speed, distance and energy consumption rates of the vehicles
* - Show through infographics how much energy is saved / how much carbon has not been put into the environment / etc. by taking an average... more »
I've heard many times that transit decisions are motivated as much by politics as by actual community needs. The map would show... more »
Airlines reward frequent fliers with free travel. So why not reward people who use a lot of public transport with free rides, a small gift card etc.
As a former bus commuter, I have consistently designed my own routes to get across the city and have found that the best routes are not ones that google or any other mapping service can provide.
Create one of these or both:
1. A mapping system that allows riders to share their "best routes" and have... more »
Identify transfer points between intersecting/adjacent transit lines, especially based on real passenger traffic, but also on possible transfers which people might not make frequently due to lack of coordination.
Monitor and suggest schedule modifications (e.g. timed stops) if misses or long waits are the norm.
Include walking and transfer times.
Based on calculated trips, recorded data, or a combination, pick a spot on the map and plot bands of color based on how far a person can go via walking and transit in different amounts of time.
Selecting various origins based on population density and business centers, show areas and routes not served by the existing transit system.
On the way back from light rail yesterday evening, I saw two 25 buses almost literally back-to-back, with only one or two cars between them. Needless to say, the rear one was virtually empty. The headway (time between buses) is supposed to be 10 minutes at peak hours. Could one of you do a hack that would keep them spaced properly?
I want to make the commute more fun for the many people who do not carry a smart phone with them to occupy themselves. We can play trivia questions, places of interest, things to do near this stop etc.