Why does every region in Aotearoa spend money maintaining its own bus timetable website, apps etc? Wouldn't it make more sense to have one site that provides timetables and other public transport info for the whole country, publishing open data feeds that can be picked up and displayed by any public transport apps?
@strypey TBH I'm kind of ok with that as it prevents a monoculture...
For sure lets agree on a standard interoperable API but from an employment/innovation/growth perspective the more players in the game the better. Keeps development and coding in country rather than sending public funds overseas to some faceless US multinational.
@lightweight @carl_klitscher @strypey aand now I found out that there is free software route planner that is deployed around the world http://docs.opentripplanner.org/en/latest/Deployments/
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