Lextran & BCRTA Transit Operators Launch New Sites With “First Of Its Kind” GTFS+ Integration

April 7, 2020

Santa Rosa, CA, Release: April  7th, 2020. For Immediate release

Lextran in Lexington, KY & Butler County Regional Transit Authority (BCRTA) in Hamilton, OH have both launched new websites, designed and developed by Planeteria Media. These sites focus on riders, potential riders, and the rider experience. The sites offer practical information for trip planning, schedules, fares, and route alerts, along with real-time bus information. The result is a visually appealing, user-friendly and ADA compliant website for the mobile user.

Planeteria Media integrated GTFS+ for the bus routes and schedules pages of Lextran & BCRTA as well as a new approach to the layout of schedule information. Lextran & BCRTA are the first transit operators in the United States to incorporate this technology which allows for the automation of the visual display of bus routes and schedules on the Lextran & BCRTA websites. This technology not only saves Lextran & BCRTA website admins countless hours when updating schedules by leveraging the GTFS data already created by their transit planning software, but it also displays information to the public in a way that is easy to consume and understand on smaller devices.  Usually shown in large data tables common on printed schedules, this classic and long-standing approach has never translated well in the digital age of small devices and ADA regulations.

The new sites developed by Planeteria Media and their revolutionary GTFS+ platform, show the times as an easily scannable list of bus stops.  These stops can be expanded to see the various times a particular route stops there, and can then be tapped/clicked to open up that specific bus run.  This allows the user to easily narrow down to the information they need on devices of all sizes. The visual display of the routes translates better to mobile devices, pulls information from the GTFS data already created by transit planner software and is also ADA compliant. Planeteria Media is currently developing the same technology for AC Transit (Oakland, CA), Gold Coast Transit District (Oxnard, CA) and Sun Tran (Tucson, AZ).

For more information about GTFS+ please visit www.planeteria.com/gtfsplus

Planeteria Media designs and develops websites for transit operators and authorities. Using dynamic design and strategic development, Planeteria Media is raising the bar for public transit technology.

Contact Info:

Name: Tyler Coffin

Organization: Planeteria Media

Address: 110 Stony Point Rd. #225, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Phone: 707-843-3773