CDTA and Bus Plus• Capital District Transportation Authority – Big Blue  Bus• Bus Plus Launched in May 2011  –   Premium l...
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Real Time Passenger Information• Digital Signage at Stations (more to come)  – Arrival Predictions  – System Alerts• Web (...
Bus Time Developer API• Request and retrieve data directly  – Http request, XML response• Data Available  –   Vehicle Loca...
API and Open Data Strategy“Harness technology to put services and informationabout our operations and decisions online and...
API•   What makes a good API?•   What information should be focused on?•   How does it get maintained going forward?•   Ho...
Thank You• On the web  –   www.cdta.org  –   www.twitter.com/cdta and www.twitter.com/buspluscapreg  –   www.youtube.com/i...
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Bus time real time information

  1. 1. CDTA and Bus Plus• Capital District Transportation Authority – Big Blue Bus• Bus Plus Launched in May 2011 – Premium limited stop service along Route 5 – Real-Time Passenger Information (RTPI) – Traffic Signal Processing (TSP) – Wi-Fi – Queue Jumpers• RTPI and Wi-Fi Launched October ?? 2
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  3. 3. Real Time Passenger Information• Digital Signage at Stations (more to come) – Arrival Predictions – System Alerts• Web (desktop and mobile) – http://bustime.cdta.org – Arrival Predications – Map Based Tracking• Text and Email Notification – On Demand and Scheduled 4
  4. 4. Bus Time Developer API• Request and retrieve data directly – Http request, XML response• Data Available – Vehicle Locations – Route Data (routes, stops, etc.) – Prediction Data – Service Bulletins• How to Access – Create an account, Request an API key• Limits – 10,000 request a day 5
  5. 5. API and Open Data Strategy“Harness technology to put services and informationabout our operations and decisions online and readilyavailable for internal and external consumers.”Central Themes• Relevant• Available• Secure• Standards Based• Maintainable 6
  6. 6. API• What makes a good API?• What information should be focused on?• How does it get maintained going forward?• How do you judge it success/failure? 7
  7. 7. Thank You• On the web – www.cdta.org – www.twitter.com/cdta and www.twitter.com/buspluscapreg – www.youtube.com/iridecdta – www.facebook.com/cdtairide• Apps – iPhone Trip Planner: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cdta- iride/id329554386?mt=8 – iPhone Bus Plus: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cdta- busplus/id426794156?mt=8 – Next Bus Text Message: http://app.cdta.org/sms/mobilenextbus.aspx• Contact – richf@cdta.org http://about.me/richfantozzi 8

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