http://bit.ly/fresnobus  BusTracker by The Know Youth Media
About “The Know”Weve been around since 2006 and were Fresnosonly youth-led media outlet. This means that ouryouth, who go ...
Why BusTracker? Our youth reporters saw that the Fresno bus system  needed to improve We realized bus riders were not be...
How BusTracker WorksRiders can make reports 3 ways:Text messageEmailWeb reportsReports appear on an online map. Anyone ...
TechnologyBusTracker runs on Ushahidi, an open-source platform usedfor disasters in Haiti & Japan, to track terrorism in A...
Sample Reports“There is no supervision at FAX.The next to last SB 22, the 8:13 pm from Shields and West did not runlast ni...
How Does BusTracker Help? City of Fresno’s support FAX response to individual concerns Introduced transparency to a clo...
Award winning
See it at http://bit.ly/fresnobus
Fresno BusTracker
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Presentation about the BusTracker project developed by The Know Youth Media in Fresno, California.

Learn more at http://bit.ly/fresnobus .

Read the report "Funding Mobile Strategies for Social Impact" at http://bit.ly/MobileZD .

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Fresno BusTracker

  1. 1. http://bit.ly/fresnobus BusTracker by The Know Youth Media
  2. 2. About “The Know”Weve been around since 2006 and were Fresnosonly youth-led media outlet. This means that ouryouth, who go through a competitive process tobe members of The kNOw, not only create ourcontent, but they determine the messages wepromote based on what matters to them. Theylearn skills like community reporting andjournalism, multimedia creation/videography, andalso have a safe space to develop personally.
  3. 3. Why BusTracker? Our youth reporters saw that the Fresno bus system needed to improve We realized bus riders were not being heard through FAX Needed a system that was accessible to all Developed BusTracker to amplify rider voices
  4. 4. How BusTracker WorksRiders can make reports 3 ways:Text messageEmailWeb reportsReports appear on an online map. Anyone can see andcomment on these reports.
  5. 5. TechnologyBusTracker runs on Ushahidi, an open-source platform usedfor disasters in Haiti & Japan, to track terrorism in Africa, andenable public reporting on protests in the middle east.
  6. 6. Sample Reports“There is no supervision at FAX.The next to last SB 22, the 8:13 pm from Shields and West did not runlast night, April 4, and I was left standing on the corner of Olive andBroadway from 8:10 pm until the last bus at 9:39 pm.I waited 1-1/2 hours! A FAX supervisor should have come along theroute to tell us all that the bus wasnt coming.”“The bus took the wrong route this morning! It made me late to class!Bus 30 northbound went on the route for bus 32. The driver took adetour to get back on the correct route to Abby St. near Rite Aid, thenwent the rest of the way through Blackstone Ave.”
  7. 7. How Does BusTracker Help? City of Fresno’s support FAX response to individual concerns Introduced transparency to a closed system
  8. 8. Award winning
  9. 9. See it at http://bit.ly/fresnobus

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