Transit Appliances

Accepted Session
Short Form
Scheduled: Thursday, June 23, 2011 from 3:45 – 4:30pm in B301


Disruptively low-cost real-time transit displays


Open data, open source code and commodity hardware create the infrastructure to display when the next bus or train is coming at your favorite coffee shop, brew pub or building lobby.

A combination of JavaScript and CouchDB, coupled to transit agency web services come together in a simple JavaScript API for displaying transit arrivals from multiple agencies.

Speaking experience


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    Chris Smith

    Portland Transport


    Chris Smith is a citizen activist focusing on transportation, neighborhood issues and civic engagement. He currently serves on the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission and the board of Portland Streetcar, Inc. He publishes the blog, “a conversation about access and mobility in the Portland/Vancouver metro region.”