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Revolutionizing Public Transit Marketing: eTransit, Your Transit Marketing Platform
If you're looking for a Transit Marketing Platform, look no futher. eTransit is your solution.
In the fast-paced world of public transportation, where Mobility as a Service (MAAS) dominates discussions on the operational side, we often overlook the critical role that marketing and communication play in ensuring seamless transit experiences. Public transit agencies need to evolve beyond operational software and start thinking about how they present themselves to the general public. Enter eTransit™, the Transit Marketing Platform developed by Station Four, designed to bridge the gap between the back-end and the public-facing aspects of transit agencies.
The Challenge of Public Transit Marketing
While the operational side of public transportation has made great strides in recent years, with innovative solutions like MAAS streamlining services, there has been a significant gap in addressing the marketing and communications needs of transit agencies. The challenge lies in translating the complex back-end transit data into easily digestible and marketable information for riders.
When transit PIOs or marketing professionals search for a transit marketing platform, they may have a clear understanding of their need for assistance but may be unsure about what solutions are available. This is where eTransit™ comes into play, offering a comprehensive "Website as a Service" (or WAAS) model to manage the public-facing marketing and communication needs of public transit agencies.
The Power of eTransit™
Building on a Strong Foundation
At the heart of eTransit’s Riders Hub is a robust data model that utilizes GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification) data as its foundation. GTFS is a standardized format for public transportation schedules and related geographic information. By building on this foundation, eTransit™ ensures compatibility with existing transit data systems while adding enrichments that enhance the overall rider experience.
Data Associations for Enhanced Marketability
One of the key features of eTransit™ is its ability to create data associations that make back-end transit data more digestible and marketable to the riding public. These data associations help transit agencies present information in a way that is clear, user-friendly, and tailored to the specific needs of commuters.
Advantages of eTransit
- Enhanced Rider Experience: eTransit™ transforms complex transit data into user-friendly information, making it easier for riders to plan their journeys and stay informed.
- Consistency Across Platforms: The platform ensures consistent branding and information across websites, apps, and other communication channels, enhancing the agency's professional image and ensuring that accurate information gets to riders in a timely manner.
- Real-time Updates: eTransit enables agencies to provide real-time updates, such as service disruptions or delays, ensuring riders are always in the know. Updates are integrated into and across your websites, pages, emails, and other digital communications channels.
- Accessibility: The platform is designed with accessibility in mind, ensuring that all riders, including those with disabilities, can access vital transit information.
Raising Awareness and Meeting Needs
Public transportation agencies searching for a platform to streamline their digital operations can benefit significantly from the comprehensive services eTransit™ provides. By addressing the marketing and communication needs of transit agencies, eTransit™ ensures a seamless transit experience for riders.
In a world where the back-end and front-end of public transportation must harmonize, eTransit stands as a bridge, connecting the operational complexities with the public's desire for convenience and reliability. With eTransit, transit agencies can embark on a journey towards enhanced rider satisfaction and operational efficiency.
Are you ready to take your public transit agency's marketing and communications to the next level? Explore the possibilities with eTransit™ and transform the way your agency connects with riders. Join us in redefining the future of public transportation.