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Trip-planning app uses augmented reality to offer live passenger info

INIT, Innovations in Transportation Inc.'s DEPARTURESlive is a multimodal trip-planning mobile app that uses augmented reality to provide the user with not only live views of all the stops nearest to them, but also with live departure information, arrival and departure alerts, pedestrian navigation, and more.

How open-source platforms helped 2 agencies manage real-time info

Many agencies still rely on expensive proprietary software for trip planning and real-time customer information, which present such issues as lack of user-friendly interfaces and a concomitant price structure in which license renewals and software modifications generally cost in the thousands annually.

How to Develop and Launch an Online Trip Planner

Transit agencies share best practices in creating trip planners that keep pace with users' needs. As technology evolves, usability, mapping and mobile enhancements can be added to improve the user's experience.