The Power of Open Data in Transit

APA Florida Chapter, First Coast Section


Tuesday, December 13, 2016
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. CST

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Open data has significantly impacted the way transit agencies work. Whether this be GTFS data enabling real-time arrival information for riders or demographic information helping planners design better transit,  This panel will explore several applications of how open data has been used externally for the public, internally for staff, and how agencies themselves have contributed to the movement.


Steve Anderson

Steve Anderson is a Senior Planner at Palm Tran, Palm Beach County's mass transit system. In his two years with Palm Tran, he has assisted in oversight and strategic development of many different planning functions including service planning, bus stop infrastructure, land development review as well as data management ... Read More

Heather Blanck

Heather Blanck is the Assistant General Manager for Planning, Marketing and Customer Service at Votran. Heather participates in many community planning committees and leads an active public transit outreach program. She oversaw the development of Votran’'s website which received a Florida Public Transit Association marketing award for electronic information ... Read More

Paul Supawanich


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