OpenTripPlanner Deployer launches

***update 1/8/12: OpenTripPlanner Deployer is currently down. We’re working on migrating it to a new host.

OpenPlans Transportation is pleased to announce the preliminary launch of OTP Deployer, the first fully automated deployment and hosting platform for OpenTripPlanner. It is available for public use at  http://deployer.opentripplanner.org

The purpose of OTP Deployer is to make the creation of OpenTripPlanner deployments as simple as possible, particularly for transportation providers who want to quickly see what OTP would look like for their system. In doing so, we address what is currently one of the significant barriers to widespread adoption of the platform, which is the relatively complex and technically demanding process of assembling the necessary data and setting up a live, usable OTP instance.