Thanks Lynn for asking. All I can say is what Sendero, the maker of all the navigation systems which interface with google transit, (by far the majority of the market I believe) is telling it's customers. They say it's easy, and every month they convince more and more cities to supply google with the data so that they in turn can get it from google transit. If it's so easy for all of the other cities to do it (and you only have to go to google transit to see the list of cities onboard), it's hard to see why Tallahassee would be singled out for not receiving any cooperation. I'm also not sure why all of the errors currently being made by the city is somehow an argument against google transit, but I guess that's some other discussion. I urge anyone owning a GPS navigation system which uses the Sendero product to quote the response from StarMetro, and write the city commission. You can also check this out with Sendero either by calling them, or by using their mailing list, to get info on google transit (and how difficult other cities seem to find it). Chip Chip _____ From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lynn Evans Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 2:47 PM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] Fw: trip planner for future web site NOVA 2010 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, <mailto:Samuel.Scheib@xxxxxxxxxx> Samuel To: 'Lynn Evans' <mailto:evans-lynn@xxxxxxxxxxx> 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.