Accessible or not, and I do think investigating the DOJ complaint is a good idea thanks Robert, it's still quite helpful to use Google Transit if you're trying to come to or leave Tallahassee, and you wish to make connections with intra-city buslines or airlines. Google transit helps you put together a travel plan which tells you where and when to make such connections; this would include carpooling services and "park and ride" type services, but it all depends on StarMetro data being available at Google Transit, which they could do even if they decided to go ahead with their own trip planner (Google points out that many of the commercial software packages marketed to transit authorities for their scheduling have an interface module for creating google transit data). Chip > -----Original Message----- > From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Easy Talk > Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2011 6:10 AM > To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [tabi] Re: some info on Google Transit > > Well the bad things about this is people from out of town may > not know that > Tallahassee is special and has reinvented the wheel. and > since Google is the > leader in this area and people already know how to use it. > My thinking is > that Star Metro wants everything in one package as was stated in his > message. Could be a good candidate for a DOJ complaint if it isn't > accessible. It would be hard for Star Metro to wiggle out of > that one. I > did check out the new route tables and they worked pretty good with > Window-eyes. > > Robert > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Allison and Chip Orange" <acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx> > To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 6:35 PM > Subject: [tabi] some info on Google Transit > > > > Hi all, > > > > for anyone who'd like to write the city commission because > they'd like > > their > > GPS navigational unit to include all the StarMetro bus > stops and routes, > > below is some info, and endorsements, regarding the Google Transit > > program, > > which is free to all transit providers; notice how > compatibility with > > devices for the visually impaired is one of their major points. > > > > > > Transit on Google Maps is a public transportation planning tool that > > combines the > > latest agency data with the power of Google Maps. It > integrates transit > > stop, route, > > schedule, and fare information to make trip planning quick > and easy for > > everyone. > > > > For agencies around the world, Google Maps is a > cost-effective solution > > targeted > > at transit novices and seasoned travelers alike. Google > Maps is available > > in > > 12 different languages > > and is compatible with screen readers for the visually impaired. The > > Transit on > > Google Maps feature is available on selected mobile devices through > > Google Maps for mobile > > . Public transportation information is also included in > > Google Earth > > . > > > > loading special announcements... > > Participation can benefit your agency by: > > Raising awareness of public transportation > > to attract new riders > > Helping seasoned riders > > discover new routes to maximize your infrastructure investment > > Linking to your agency website > > to increase rider awareness > > Connecting neighboring agencies' data > > to improve inter-agency connectivity > > Decreasing traffic congestion > > and environmental effects while increasing mobility > > Providing trip planning on both desktop and mobile devices > > Doing it all for free > > -- all you have to do is share your data > > Learn more > > about sharing your agency information on Google Maps. > > > > New York Governor David A. Paterson said: > > Google Maps for Transit is a truly innovative marriage of > information and > > infrastructure. > > It is a perfect example of how the public and private > sectors can partner > > together > > to benefit us all -- and it didn't cost New York taxpayers > a penny. I > > applaud my > > colleagues at the MTA and Port Authority for making this a > priority, and > > our > > friends > > at Google for continuing to make the world an easier place > to navigate." > > C 2011 Google > > > > 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. > > 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. > 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.