Thanks for the information Lynn! Always good to go to the source. Appreciate it. On 5/18/11, Lynn Evans <evans-lynn@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > 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: > > > > Quote > > 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. > > > -- Lighthouse of the Big Bend Guiding People Through Vision Loss 3071 Highland Oaks Terrace Tallahassee, FL 32301 (850) 942-3658 www.lighthousebigbend.org Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.