Category: OBA Research

Beyond Context Sensitive Solutions: Using Value Sensitive Design to Identify Needed Transit Information Tools

Abstract Although the practice of Context-Sensitive Solutions instructs transportation designers to respect community values, the focus is typically on the surroundings of the project rather than the direct and indirect stakeholders who will be affected by a solution. Therefore, the

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Enhancing Independence and Safety for Blind and Deaf-Blind Public Transit Riders

Abstract Blind and deaf-blind people often rely on public transit for everyday mobility, but using transit can be challenging for them. We conducted semi-structured interviews with 13 blind and deaf-blind people to understand how they use public transit and what

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Open Transit Data: State of the Practice and Experiences from Participating Agencies in the United States.

Abstract The availability of web and mobile applications and dynamic displays for transit traveler information has proliferated in the past few years with many new and emerging uses for transit data. Transit data about routes, stops and schedules in a

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Benefits of Real-Time Information and the Impacts of Data Accuracy on the Rider Experience

Abstract: When presented in a practical format, real-time transit information can improve sustainable travel methods by enhancing the transit experience. This paper identifies the positive shift realized by the continued development of the OneBusAway set of real-time transit information tools.

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Where Is My Bus?

Abstract: In order to attract more choice riders, transit service must not only have a high level of service in terms of frequency and travel time but also must be reliable. Although transit agencies continuously work to improve on-time performance,

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OneBusAway: Behavioral and Satisfaction Changes Resulting from Providing Real-Time Arrival Information for Public Transit

Abstract: Public transit systems play an important role in providing mobility, combating traffic congestion, reducing carbon emissions, and promoting compact, sustainable urban communities. The usability of transit can be significantly enhanced by providing good traveler information systems. OneBusAway is a

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OneBusAway: Improving the Usability of Public Transit

Abstract: Public transit systems play an important role in providing transportation mobility to a significant portion of the community, while at the same time combating traf?c congestion, reducing carbon emissions, and promoting compact, sustainable urban communities. We can help existing

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Explore: An Attraction Search Tool for Transit Trip Planning

Abstract: Publishing information about a transit agency’s stops, routes, schedules, and status in a variety of formats and delivery methods is an essential part of improving the usability of a transit system and the satisfaction of a system’s riders. A

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OneBusAway: Results from Providing Real-Time Arrival Information for Public Transit

Abstract: Public transit systems play an important role in combating traffic congestion, reducing carbon emissions, and promoting compact, sustainable urban communities. The usability of public transit can be significantly enhanced by providing good traveler information systems. We describe OneBusAway, a set of transit

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Location-Aware Tools for Improving Public Transit Usability

Abstract: Real-time arrival information can significantly enhance the usability of public transit systems. OneBusAway provides such information to more than 7,000 Seattle-area bus riders’ mobile devices every day. Citation: Ferris, B., Watkins, K., and Borning, A. (2010) “Location-Aware Tools for

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