Tag: TriMet

Portland on rails: Both Portland Streetcar and TriMet now offer mobile passes with GlobeSherpa

You probably already knew that you could get TriMet bus and MAX fares on your mobile phone, thanks to Portland startup GlobeSherpa. Now, Portland Streetcar is offering mobile tickets as well. (Also powered by GlobeSherpa.) Meaning, your ticket to get anywhere in town on public transit? It’s your phone. Read More

Google smiles on Portland again: Get real-time TriMet data on Google Maps

Google likes it some Portland. Apparently we have a test market that they like. And as such, they tend to test drive products here before they try them anywhere else.

Well, and this time, it doesn’t hurt that we’re home to one of the leading resources for open transit data. That’s why Google and TriMet have teamed up to provide real-time updates on transit via Google Maps. Read More

TriMet: Extolling the virtues of open data in the Portland, Oregon, transit system

Here in Portland, we’re all about the open data. It’s all about sharing what’s available with the hopes that someone else may be able to do something useful with it, transforming it from pure data into useful information.

One of the earliest proponents of sharing data here in town was TriMet, our public transit system. And now Good has given us the opportunity to hear from some of the people who champion that open data mindset, every day. Read More

WhereCamp PDX 2009: Where the where things are

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: Portland likes the geogeeking. And whether it’s mobile, Geode, or good-old mapping, there’s no better place for getting your fill of geolocation and geography goodness than WhereCamp PDX.

So if you’re interested in hanging out with some of the best and brightest geolocation types in town, you’re going to want to find your way to WhereCamp this weekend, October 2-4. Read More