Philippine Transit Information Service

Mapping Informal Transport
Patricia Mariano
Project Development Officer, DOTC
patricia.mariano@dotc.gov.ph

ADB Transport Forum, 15 September 2014
Situation
PUBLIC
TRANSPORT
ROUTES
TRANSFER POINTS
FARES TRAVEL TIME
SCHEDULES
NO
>
70%
of all trips
Central database
Clear planning of stops/routes
Information standard
PHILIPPINE TRANSIT INFORMATION SERVICE
Solution
PHILIPPINE TRANSIT INFORMATION SERVICE
Establish a transit info database…
• For jeepney, bus, rail
• With routes, schedules, major stops, fares
• Following the General Transit Feed Specification

With the aim to…
• Make database open and publicly
accessible
• Use data for planning of routes,
stops, new modes of transit, etc.
• Utilize data through various tech
platforms (e.g., web, smartphone,
SMS) to reach a wider audience

Opening the Data
PHILIPPINE TRANSIT INFORMATION SERVICE
Allows users to share weather,
traffic & other events real-time
Trip Barker (Best Transit App)
Web- and SMS-based directions
Sakay.ph (Open Community)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
• MIT, Kewkradong Bangladesh
• 40% rickshaw; 1% private
• Flocksourcing
• Challenges
• Travel times vary, due to sections
of the city shutting down
depending on the day

China
• WB, China Ministry of Transport
• National Transit Service Data
Standard Project
• Zhengzhou, Jinan, Nanchang
• Challenges
• Planned frequencies but no fixed
schedule; reluctance to
open data



Similar Initiatives
PHILIPPINE TRANSIT INFORMATION SERVICE
Nairobi, Kenya
• MIT, University of Nairobi,
Columbia, Groupshot
• Matatus
• Mobile phone crowd-sourcing to
develop standardized bus route
• Challenges
• No identification; un/designated
stops; schedules

Thank you.
http://dotc.gov.ph
Patricia Mariano
Project Development Officer, DOTC
patricia.mariano@dotc.gov.ph