Transportation Camp South 2013 is coming up – Feb 9, 2013

Transportation Camp is coming to Atlanta on February 9, 2013. The sixth Transportation Camp to date and the first to be held in the Southern U.S., TranspoCamp South will bring together thinkers and doers in the fields of transportation and technology for a day of learning, debating, connecting, and creating. The event will run from Read more…

Open & Candid: Aaron Sutula

Aaron Sutula has previously worked at the National Weather Service, working on an agency-first project to deliver weather info directly to consumer’s mobile devices. At OpenPlans he’ll be working to make Bus Time faster, more responsive and just plain better.  Aaron sat down to talk about where he’s been, what he’s been doing and where he Read more…

Mark Gorton brings livable streets message to a rapidly motorizing India

“I’m trying to point out to India some of the lessons we’ve learned the hard way in the United States about what automobiles do to cities,” says Gorton. OpenPlans’ founder Mark Gorton is currently in India, co-sponsored by ITDP, touring and lecturing on the importance of livable streets, civic engagement, and the dangers of autocentric Read more…

GovFresh Awards 2011 – Nominate the best and brightest in civic technology

The 2011 GovFresh Awards will honor the most innovative citizen and city and local government technology projects of the year. GovFresh will showcase all of the city and local leadership and great civic technology work that’s been developed throughout the year. Even if projects or people don’t win, it’s an opportunity for the community to Read more…

Tri-Met Regional Trip Planner launches

Transit maps are objects of identities of the city, they spark infinite discussion and, of course, help people get to where they want to go.  For decades, the 2D map was the primary way for a customer to interact with the system. Designers were constrained by the physical limitation and customers were constrained by just Read more…

Open & Candid: David Emory

OpenPlans excitedly welcomes David Emory to the Open Plans Transportation team. David’s been enthusiastic about transit since the inaugural MARTA train wound through Atlanta and put him to sleep (he was 3 months old).  While that inaugural ride bought transit to new riders, David’s career has lead him to other firsts in making transit accessible to new Read more…

OpenPlans to present at TransITech

We’re really looking forward to this spring’s APTA TransITech. APTA is the industry association that includes public agencies, commercial organizations, and non-profits working in the field of public transportation. TransITech is APTA’s annual technology conference, this year occurring over three days in Miami, FL in March. We will present on Simple AVL Solutions for Riders as Read more…

We’re Moving Beyond the Automobile

Streetfilms just launched the trailer for their Moving Beyond the Automobile series. Each Tuesday over the next ten weeks, they’ll be posting a new chapter about smart and proven strategies to reduce traffic and improve street safety for all users. Hope you will tune in. The series tackles a whole range of important topics, from Bus Read more…