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OneBusAway: A Transit Traveller Information System

Summary: OneBusAway: A Transit
Traveller Information System
Brian Ferris1
, Kari Watkins2
, and Alan Borning1
Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Abstract. Public transit is an important tool for those looking to ease
their commutes, reduce their car dependence, or perhaps minimize their
environmental impact. Unfortunately, the usability of transit systems
often leaves much to be desired, to the point of deterring new riders. Tools
on the web and mobile devices are increasingly being used to help tame
confusing transit systems. OneBusAway is one such set of tools, providing
access to real-time transit information for Seattle bus riders through
a variety of interfaces, including web (http://onebusaway.org), phone,
SMS, and mobile devices. We describe the current system, and then
discuss current and planned research that builds on it to use increasingly-
powerful smart mobile devices to provide location and context-aware


Source: Anderson, Richard - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences