Transitland in DC

Published 2016-01-10

DC Metro

Each January brings thousands of "transpo" professionals and enthusiasts to Washington, D.C. to discuss train schedules, road pavement, bridge engineering, and the many other intricacies of transportation. Transportation Camp is an unconference that welcomes enthusiasts of all stripes, while the Transportation Research Board's annual meeting is a more staid if also more massive meeting of professionals.

Mapzen will be at the TRB meeting to discuss the Transitland open transit data service and the Mapzen Turn-by-Turn routing engine. We'll be presenting at a TRB workshop called Transformative Trends in Transit Data: General Transit Feed Specifications Bonanza on Sunday, January 10. Bring a laptop and learn how to create transit data from our colleagues at The World Bank, Trillium Solutions, SUNY Albany, MIT, and Azavea. (TRB registration is required to attend.)

And for a second year in a row, Mapzen is joining up with our colleagues at Conveyal and TransitScreen to host a happy hour for mapping and "transpo" types of all sorts. All are welcome on the evening of Tuesday, January 12—TRB registration is not required to attend—but please RSVP if you'll be joining us at the happy hour.

Can't make it to D.C. next week? Transportation Camp is popping up in at least four more cities around the U.S. later in 2016. And in the meantime, you're invited to try out Transitland and Mapzen Turn-by-Turn here on the Internet.

photo by Jeremy Segrott, CC BY 2.0