Explore: An Attraction Search Tool for Transit Trip Planning

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 accessibility of a transit system and the satisfaction of a system's riders. One of the key staples of most transit traveler information systems is the trip planner, a tool that serves travelers well if the both origin and destination are known. However, sometimes the accessibility of a location via transit is more important than the actual destination. Given this premise, the authors developed an Attractions Search Tool to make use of an underlying trip planner to search online databases of local restaurants, shopping, parks and other amenities based on transit accessibility from the user’s origin. The ability to perform such a search by attraction type rather than specific destination can be a powerful aid to a traveler with a need or desire to use public transportation.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: Maps; References;
  • Pagination: 15p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01154692
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-1137
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 10:30AM