A quick heads up that Dr. Didier M. Valdés-Díaz will be giving a presentation this Thursday at Noon Eastern on the deployment of OneBusAway in Mayagüez in Puerto Rico.
A quick summary:
This project will use the open-source platform OneBusAway developed at USF to explore how travelers choose between public transit, transportation network companies (TNC), and other modes (e.g., micro-mobility) and how to influence this behavior. The project will focus on first and last-mile connections and filling gaps in the transit network, as well as older adults, people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations. OneBusAway currently provides real-time transit information to users on a full range of devices and communications modes (e.g., mobile apps, text messaging, etc.) and serves more than 400,000 individuals across ten cities in the United States. The objective of this project is to expand OneBusAway by including information on mobility providers in the city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. The UPRM NICR team has coordinated the activities to implement OneBusAway with the two bus services operating in the Municipality of Mayagüez in Puerto Rico. This presentation will provide the details of the bus services in the Municipality of Mayaguez and presents the results from the initial implementation phase of the OneBusAway open-source platform.
More information and a registration link at this URL:
Hope to see you there!
Sean J. Barbeau, Ph.D.
Principal Mobile Software Architect for R&D
Center for Urban Transportation Research
University of South Florida