[tabi] Fw: trip planner for future web site NOVA 2010

  • From: "Lynn Evans" <evans-lynn@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 14:47:11 -0400

The skinny is the trip planner will not be a Google product but Star Metro 
tried working with Google. Please see Mr. Scheib's response below:
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Scheib, Samuel 
To: 'Lynn Evans' 
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 7:31 AM
Subject: RE: trip planner for future web site NOVA 2010

That writer is not informed.  We spent more than two years trying to get our 
system on Google.  You don't just send them some information.  It is extremely 
difficult and time consuming although that wasn't the problem.  The problem was 
that they didn't make it live.  Month after month we waited for them to 
activate the system but the only feedback we got was they give preference to 
existing customers.  Eventually we got tired of waiting and made trip planner 
part of a larger system we are getting.  Rather than being a separate part, 
trip planning is a function of the same system we use to make driver schedules, 
ride guides, etc.  (by contrast today all of these things are made separately 
and independently, resulting in lots of errors.)


From: Lynn Evans [mailto:evans-lynn@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 5:23 PM
To: Scheib, Samuel
Subject: trip planner for future web site NOVA 2010




Will the trip planner be a Google product. Someone on another mailing list said:



think it's a real shame that StarMetro chose to reinvent the wheel with their 
own trip planner, rather than send their info to Google, which already has an 
accessible trip planning system, and which also happens to interface with the 
navigation systems for the blind.


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