Category:Trip-planning & navigation applications

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Knowing accurate information about transit services is critical to users of public transportation. Since buses and trains run on a schedule set by the agency, for the transit riders to know when a bus is expected to arrive the transit agency must share their schedule with riders.

However, even if riders have access to a printed transit schedule, this does not necessarily mean they can successfully plan a trip from one location to another. In a 2004 study, approximately half of surveyed riders could not successfully plan an entire trip on a fixed-route transit system using printed information materials[1].

To help reduce the transit rider learning curve, many transit agencies have turned to website-based trip planners that give a traveler specific step-by-step direction on which routes to take from one location to another, based on an origin and destination entered by the traveler.
  1. Alasdair Cain (2004). "Design Elements of Effective Transit Information Materials," University of South Florida. Available at http://www.nctr.usf.edu/pdf/527-12.pdf

Pages in category "Trip-planning & navigation applications"

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