We'll be talking a little more in depth about Code for America Brigades, and welcoming new attendees and getting to know each other better.
There will be Lego candy and snacks.
Our focus will be on the ways we could help hack local public transportation, in particular, the Hoboken Hop, a shuttle bus with three separate routes through the Mile Square City. However, in the spirit of MakerBar and CfA, please feel free to bring your own cool projects and ideas.
Laptops recommended, but not required.
6:30pm: Doors Open
7:00 pm: Greeting and Introduction
7:15 pm: Review Existing Transit Information Systems
Existing Code for America Apps for Transit
Physical Interfaces and Touch-Points for Transit Information Delivery
Mobile App Based and Web Based Systems
Physical Signs and In Station Signage Systems
8:20pm: Open Brainstorming Sessions/Breakout Groups
What things define a great effective and excellent transit information system?
Using your criterion, evaluate the apps discussed above OR pick a local transit system you or someone in your group uses. What areas does your system excel at? What areas is it deficient?
Related Readings (and/or Handouts?)
Interesting Experiment that Honolulu HI CFA performed on bus systems
Study performed on impact of real time information systems on bus riders: