Hey guys, this is the Imagine Team again. We just would like to thank you for all the support, and hope that any benefit we would get out of the aforementioned support we will pass on to you in the form of a usable Mobile bus timetabling application. Just as an update, the Greens have sympathized with our plight, and have released the following media statement:
“ACT Greens Transport spokesperson, Amanda Bresnan MLA, has today lodged a request under the Freedom of Information Act to have the ACT Government publicly release key location data for ACTION buses to enable ‘crowdsourced’ public transport apps.
“ACTION were recently approached by a group of young entrepreneurs who had designed a professional transit planning app for the ACTION bus system. Instead of encouraging the initiative shown by these people, the Government turned them away,” Ms Bresnan said today
“It’s hard to understand why the Government would refuse to accept a ready-made bus app that would build patronage and revenue for the ACTION service. “As a TAMS transport planner admitted last year, ACTION are making it as hard as possible for people to catch a bus in the ACT.
“I can’t see any reason for the Government to not release the data to enable this Canberra software start-up to complete their app. The ACT Greens are formally requesting the release of the data under FOI laws.
“It is clearly in the public interest for the Government to release this information, and we call on them to do so,” Ms Bresnan said.”
Again, we would like to thank everyone for their ongoing support, with extra thanks to the actbus.net forum, ABC local news network and Patrick Moody of the Greens party. We honestly have nothing financial to gain out of this, and it would help us to help you. Our prototype which we are slowly developing to be accurate is available on the Android Marketplace and can be previewed at http://www.appbrain.com/app/my-bus-2-0-schedule-canberra/com.action .Please also sign our petition available at http://www.gopetition.com/petition/42009.html . As always, should anyone have any further queries, concerns or suggestions, please do not hesitate to leave a comment or email us at shneyney123 AT gmail DOT com.