BJCTA Trip Planner now in sync with official data

My trip planner for the BJCTA Max buses (http://www.bjctatripplanner.org) along with my android app, are now in sync with the official data from the BJCTA. I will continue to keep my site in sync with their data, which means up to date and accurate data!

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Weld Article On The BJCTA Bus System

Weld recently did a two part series on the status of the BJCTA Bus System. My trip planner was featured in the second part. You can read it online from the links below:

Part 1
Part 1

Part 2
Part 2

Part 1 is a very interesting look at the decline of the bus system since the 1950s and the turmoil and political games around transit in Birmingham. Part 2 takes a look at what is being done now to improve the system along with stories from riders who rely on the system.

Sightings of My App

Last night I was waiting on a bus in 5 points after some drinks with friends. Among the 12 of us who were waiting on a bus, I noticed two young girls, who we clearly not from Birmingham, looking at their phones to figure out what bus to ride to get back to their hotel near the convention center. As I looked over their shoulder, I saw they were using my App! That right there was enough to make me realize that all the work I’ve been doing for the last 1.5 years has been worth it! So, if you haven’t already, give the buses a try and use my app to help you.

 

BJCTA Bus Trip Planner

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The app was not found in the store. ๐Ÿ™

 

 

Updated Trip Planner with Route 41 – Fairfield

I have updated the trip planner for the BJCTA Max buses to include new routes. The 41 Fairfield has been completed. You can download the data off of theย GTFS Data Exchange.

Myย Trip Plannerย already includes the latest data. Or you can download my Android App for free from below.

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If you have an iPhone, you can download a 3rd party app called Hop Stop.

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Updated Trip Planner

I have updated the trip planner for the BJCTA Max buses to include new routes. The 1 Express, 45 Express, 44 Montevallo, and 6 Pratt-Ensley have all been completed. You can download the data off of the GTFS Data Exchange.

My Trip Planner already includes the latest data. Or you can download my Android App for free from below.

The app was not found in the store. ๐Ÿ™

If you have an iPhone, you can download a 3rd party app called Hop Stop.

The app was not found in the store. ๐Ÿ™

Google Updates Streetview for Birmingham

Google has recently updated all their imagery for Google Street View in Birmingham, AL. Not only are the images much higher quality, but they have expanded their areas of coverage too.

This is great news for my Bus Stop Cataloging project! This will make it much easier to use my StreetView cataloger website. It is now easier to see the bus stop posts, the data is more recent and therefore more accurate to some of the newer route changes, and it covers more areas which means I can finally go back and fill in those missing spots!

If you’d like to help out, please visit my StreetView Cataloging website and start finding bus stops!