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RV 2014: Online Tools + Transit Apps = 1 Unique Experience

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Online Tools + Transit Apps = 1 Unique Experience

Could a mobile app really entice someone to ride your transit? Could an online tool improve communication between a transit agency and the public? Whether it’s engaging people in planning decisions or providing real-time information for transit riders, online tools and mobile apps can improve customer engagement and personalize communication. View successful online tools and mobile apps designed to meet the demands of customers -- both present and future. Hear how those tools are helping agencies improve both planning and meeting customer’s needs by providing real time information and apps that are improving riders' overall transit experience.

Moderator: Shyam Dunna, Chief Executive Officer and President, nMomentum, Atlanta, Georgia
Dave Biggs, Co-Founder, MetroQuest, Vancouver, British Columbia
Nat Parker, Chief Executive Officer, GlobeSherpa, Portland, Oregon
Thomas Coleman, Innovation and Technology Manager, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Chicago, Illinois
Matthew Decuir, Co-Founder, OMG Transit, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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RV 2014: Online Tools + Transit Apps = 1 Unique Experience

  1. 1. Rail~Volution 2014 Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota Reaching New Audiences with New Tools Tom Coleman, AICP, LEED AP Parsons Brinckerhoff
  2. 2. Mobile is now the Leader. 4
  3. 3. Reaching Audiences Where They Are 6 Project Social Media Sites Developed by Parsons Brinckerhoff
  4. 4. Parsons Brinckerhoff 7 PB Mobile App Initiative – Interactive communication capability to enhance public Involvement – Prototype conceived with Illinois Institute of Technology – Jump started development of mobile apps for projects
  5. 5. Mobile App Initiative 8 Completed Apps 2012-2014
  6. 6. Mobile App Initiative 9 PB App Features: • Real - Time and Offline Data Sharing • iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows 8 External Software and API Integration • Communication between users, social media and infrastructure Database and CMS • For quick access to data and updates Push Notifications • For real time updates and marketing Language support
  7. 7. TransForm Atlanta 10
  8. 8. TransForm Atlanta 11
  9. 9. WRCOG TUMF Mobile App • Riverside County is the 11th most populated county in the U.S. • 17 cities and the unincorporated County in WRCOG subregion; • 2,100 square miles; • Population of 1.7 million will grow by 700,000 between now and 2035 reaching 2.46 million; 12 About Western Riverside County
  10. 10. Mobile App • Find projects • Check project status • View pictures • Share details
  11. 11. WRCOG TUMF Mobile App 15
  12. 12. Transform Woodward App 18
  13. 13. Woodward App Features 19
  14. 14. Woodward Clickable Map for Desktop 20
  15. 15. Woodward Clickable Map for Desktop 21
  16. 16. MDOT I-75 Mobile App 22
  17. 17. MDOT I-75 Mobile App Admin web site allows management of mobile app text screens, survey, social media and other app features 23
  18. 18. Extending City Models to Real-World 24 • Immersive 360-degree display • Wireless internet connection • Remote software updates • Tough, weatherproof casing
  19. 19. OWLIZED FEATURES 360-degree ‘Lookaround’ Views 3D Visualization 25
  20. 20. 26 Recent projects • San Francisco, CA: Market Street • Napa, CA: Historic Downtown Napa viewer on 3rd Street bridge over Napa River • Fremont, CA: Groundbreaking of Downtown Fremont Master Plan Coming Soon… http://www.owlized.com/ OWLIZED • San Francisco: Public outreach for BRT lanes on Geary Blvd. • San Francisco: Bay Area Waterfront
  21. 21. Advanced 3D Applications 27 www.pbprojectviz.com
  22. 22. Advanced 3D Applications 28
  23. 23. Advanced 3D Applications 29 point device at physical model and see annotation, rendered model, underground elements
  24. 24. Advanced 3D Applications 30 Partnership with Eegeo provide dynamic mapping and visualization in mobile applications
  25. 25. 31 Thank You Thomas Coleman Parsons Brinckerhoff 312-351-4302 colemant@pbworld.com @mobileplanner

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