I’ve used this blog to showcase some projects I’ve built:
Visualizing Tranist Station Walksheds
Shows populations near transit stations, as an indicator of potential ridership. This takes the locations of the transit stations from the agencies’ GTFS feeds, and combines it with population data from Statistics Canada.
Montreal Frequent Service Map
This map of the Montreal transit system includes the STM’s 10 minute network, as if it was rapid transit. This is due to the realization that frequent service can act as rapid transit from a user’s point of view, even if the service is provided by street-running buses. The whole system is shown geographically abstract, like one would expect from a rapid transit map.
SMS scheduling app
This provides a service where users can send an SMS to receive transit schedules. The innovation is that users only need to send their current address, which gets geocoded by the service. The returned answer will show all nearby bus departures, ordered by distance. One focus of this project is to have the result as compact as possible.
prototype Transit App for STL
This is the prototype of a transit app, which I built for a transit app contest held by the STL. I won the “special mention of the Jury” prize for this. The innovation is that information is shown on the system’s transit map, rather than a car-centric map. Similar to the SMS app, it also attempts to show information in a compact way, and have an interface that requires very little interaction to get nearby schedules – one click.