The experiment by RISUM provides real-time public transport information about Santander under the GTFS standard. It aims to make public transport data more readily available for developers to use, so they build applications that simplify mobility for users.
Key members are Emilio Gómez Fernández (Experimentation team leader and developer) and Jesús Gómez Fernández (Developer).
“The intermodality is one of the key elements in the coordination of various modes of transport. The waiting and transfer time are the main elements discouraging people from using public transport instead of a car. Seamless mobility enables users to be in control of their own journey, using various stages and modes of transport.”
Static data collection: We obtained most accurate data about Santander’s streets, bus routes, timetables and locations of bus stops.
Publishing the data on server/functional demo: We created a GTFS data server that provides static and real time information on the state of public bus services in Santander.
Service providing real-time public transport information under the GTFS standard.
The image shows the diagnosis of the GTFS feed created for a Santander bus line with a Marey graph that shows all the trips with the same pattern as the selected trip.
The RISUM team developed a functional demo, visualising the information of GTFS feeds generated in the experiment through the open source mobile application, OpenTripPlanner. OpenTripPlanner uses the data served by the RISUM experiment for the city of Santander.