[uf-discuss] Transit Microformat?

Marko Mrdjenovic mf at friedcellcollective.net
Fri Jul 28 12:41:53 PDT 2006

Couldn't this just be hCalendar? At least that's what came to mind when 
I was working on an airline site recently...


Frank Harris wrote:

> Greetings!
> Is anyone working on a transit microformat? I found a thread from 2005
> [1] and the corresponding wiki page [2] but I can't seem to find any
> recent activity.
> Earlier this year, Bart Solowiej and I developed a mobile transit
> application, TrainCheck. [3] (TrainCheck sends the next 3 train times
> at ANY stop in your metro to your SMS or email enabled cell phone.) As
> you could imagine, its a pretty tedious job to scrape all the various
> formats (HTML, PDF, etc) from the individual transit systems and load
> them into a database. We could have used a microformat when we
> started. But one didn't exist and we forged ahead.
> Since then we've launched Caltrain, BART and Washington, DC's Metro on
> our system and we are gunning for more before year's end. And since we
> have this data -- we would like to give back the transit information
> to the community in a standard format to encourage further
> development.
> So this is where we are... we are eager to learn more about the
> transit microformat or be involved in the discussion of one. Any
> information on the status of this effort would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks!
> -Frank
> [1] 
> http://microformats.org/discuss/mail/microformats-discuss/2005-October/001668.html 
> [2] http://microformats.org/wiki/transit-table-examples
> [3] http://www.traincheck.com

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