TransLoc, Google collaborate for free transit info on Google Maps (Smart Rail World)
The transportation technology provider TransLoc, has announced that a new partnership with Google to provide accurate transit information. The new web application will enable all transit agencies to make real-time data accessible on Google Maps for free. Google Maps will be borrowing data from TransLoc’s Architect software which is a free and accessible web application for transport operators of all sizes to manage and share transit data. It is hoped that this partnership will allow TransLoc to manage larger volumes of real-time information for operators.
Through the software TransLoc can manage the creation and maintenance of static transit data for applications such as routes and stops called General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) information. GTFS and real-time information is often an expensive software and labour intensive for transit agencies so TransLoc is creating a simplified platform that anyone can use.