VTA Roundtable Session #6    Lessons from BTsBus Stop Inventory Program              Erik Olsen         Friday, May 18, 2012
Additional Photos
Additional Photos
Additional Photos      Requests
Requests
Additional Photos         Requests             Ridership               Data
Additional Photos         Requests             Ridership               DataSign Data
Additional Photos         Requests             Ridership               DataSign Data  SignAmenities
Additional Photos         Requests             Ridership               DataSign Data             Comments              & N...
Additional Photos         Requests             Ridership               DataSign Data             Comments              & N...
Additional Photos         Requests             Ridership               DataSign Data             Comments              & N...
How UsedCustomer Service     • Look at Stop     • Guide to stop (e.g., landmarks)Operations     • Verify stop name/#Mainte...
Upcoming featuresAlightings dataCompress imagesWebGIS layerLatitude & Longitude coordinatesExport to SQL database
8 Lessons1.   Just start – does not need to be perfect2.   Recruit student interns, a win-win3.   Include resources for ma...
8 Lessons1.   Just start – does not need to be perfect2.   Recruit student interns, a win-win3.   Include resources for ma...
8 Lessons1.   Just start – does not need to be perfect2.   Recruit student interns, a win-win3.   Include resources for ma...
8 Lessons1.   Just start – does not need to be perfect2.   Recruit student interns, a win-win3.   Include resources for ma...
8 Lessons1.   Just start – does not need to be perfect2.   Recruit student interns, a win-win3.   Include resources for ma...
“… BT also recently won a VirginiaTransit Association award for the BTBus Stop Inventory. Much of the laboron this project...
And another BT intern,Aaron Maertins ’12designed the electronicchecklist, organized theinventory teams, andpopulated theda...
8 Lessons5. Link to other data  • WebGIS  • Google Transit6. Minimize multiple copies (e.g., images)7. Continually use fee...
8 Lessons5. Link to other data  • WebGIS  • Google Transit6. Minimize multiple copies (e.g., images)7. Continually use fee...
8 Lessons5. Link to other data  • WebGIS  • Google Transit6. Minimize multiple copies (e.g., images)7. Continually use fee...
8 Lessons5. Link to other data  • WebGIS  • Google Transit6. Minimize multiple copies (e.g., images)7. Continually use fee...
Bus stop inventory overview 05-18-12
Bus stop inventory overview 05-18-12
Bus stop inventory overview 05-18-12
Bus stop inventory overview 05-18-12
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Purpose: Explain the process used to develop the Blacksburg Transit bus stop inventory; share 8 lessons learned.
-For a 5/18/12 Virginia Transit Association roundable, led by BT's Erik CB Olsen.

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  1. 1. VTA Roundtable Session #6 Lessons from BTsBus Stop Inventory Program Erik Olsen Friday, May 18, 2012
  2. 2. Additional Photos
  3. 3. Additional Photos
  4. 4. Additional Photos Requests
  5. 5. Requests
  6. 6. Additional Photos Requests Ridership Data
  7. 7. Additional Photos Requests Ridership DataSign Data
  8. 8. Additional Photos Requests Ridership DataSign Data SignAmenities
  9. 9. Additional Photos Requests Ridership DataSign Data Comments & Notes SignAmenities
  10. 10. Additional Photos Requests Ridership DataSign Data Comments & Notes SignAmenities
  11. 11. Additional Photos Requests Ridership DataSign Data Comments & Notes SignAmenities
  12. 12. How UsedCustomer Service • Look at Stop • Guide to stop (e.g., landmarks)Operations • Verify stop name/#Maintenance • Record updatesIT • BT4U stop #s • How-to-Guide & PPT guideNew Employees • Stop overview
  13. 13. Upcoming featuresAlightings dataCompress imagesWebGIS layerLatitude & Longitude coordinatesExport to SQL database
  14. 14. 8 Lessons1. Just start – does not need to be perfect2. Recruit student interns, a win-win3. Include resources for maintenance, updates4. Market internally, externally, repeatedly • Apply for awards!
  15. 15. 8 Lessons1. Just start – does not need to be perfect2. Recruit student interns, a win-win3. Include resources for maintenance, updates4. Market internally, externally, repeatedly • Apply for awards!
  16. 16. 8 Lessons1. Just start – does not need to be perfect2. Recruit student interns, a win-win3. Include resources for maintenance, updates4. Market internally, externally, repeatedly • Apply for awards!
  17. 17. 8 Lessons1. Just start – does not need to be perfect2. Recruit student interns, a win-win3. Include resources for maintenance, updates4. Market internally, externally, repeatedly • Apply for awards!
  18. 18. 8 Lessons1. Just start – does not need to be perfect2. Recruit student interns, a win-win3. Include resources for maintenance, updates4. Market internally, externally, repeatedly • Apply for awards!
  19. 19. “… BT also recently won a VirginiaTransit Association award for the BTBus Stop Inventory. Much of the laboron this project was accomplished byinterns ...”
  20. 20. And another BT intern,Aaron Maertins ’12designed the electronicchecklist, organized theinventory teams, andpopulated thedatabase.
  21. 21. 8 Lessons5. Link to other data • WebGIS • Google Transit6. Minimize multiple copies (e.g., images)7. Continually use feedback to improve • Compress images • Export to SQL8. Obtain management buy-in throughout
  22. 22. 8 Lessons5. Link to other data • WebGIS • Google Transit6. Minimize multiple copies (e.g., images)7. Continually use feedback to improve • Compress images • Export to SQL8. Obtain management buy-in throughout
  23. 23. 8 Lessons5. Link to other data • WebGIS • Google Transit6. Minimize multiple copies (e.g., images)7. Continually use feedback to improve • Compress images • Export to SQL8. Obtain management buy-in throughout
  24. 24. 8 Lessons5. Link to other data • WebGIS • Google Transit6. Minimize multiple copies (e.g., images)7. Continually use feedback to improve • Compress images • Export to SQL8. Obtain management buy-in throughout

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