Open Chattanooga Hack-a-thon: Transportation

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What transportation app would you like to see in Chattanooga?

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  1. Multi-modal trip planner.

    Currently there is no trip planner for alternative modes of transportation (transit, walking, biking, ect) in Chattanooga. There should be a trip planner to help you plan trips that involve transit, walking, and biking. It would be really great if it integrated with the bike share locations so you could plan a trip using bike share bicycles and transit.

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    • Real-time bus information from CARTA via mobile app, text message, phone number or website.

      CARTA currently provides real-time bus tracking via their website. Clever devices, the vendor's for CARTA's real time transit data, has provided API's in other cities for developers to create mobile and web apps for real time transit tracking. Since this has been done else where I'm guessing the same could be done for Chattanooga. Lets see if we can get real time data as an API and see what the developers can come up with.

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      • Downtown parking app.

        There should be an application letting people know the hours of on street parking (kind of like the "can I park here app"), location of public parking lots, and possibly the location of recently vacated parking spots. The problem isn't so much of lack of parking downtown, but lack of information about parking downtown.

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          • Create a "fuel-shed" map

            This could either be an interactive app or just a map/infographic that shows the "fuel-shed" or "commute-shed" of the areas surrounding Chattanooga (playing off the idea of a watershed). The idea is that it would show concentric rings surrounding downtown to illustrate how much $$/month a person spends on gas based on how far their daily commute is. We could also calculate different scenarios if fuel prices rise in the future. This makes an economic case for 1. taking the bus and/or 2. living closer to where you work.

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