City of San Jose

City of San Jose

San Josť has a world-renowned quality of life, offering a wide variety of exciting cultural, recreational, educational and entertainment opportunities. In addition, the City of San Josť has the nation's best public safety record of any metropolitan area, a marvelous ethnic diversity and a beautiful climate. San Josť is the third largest city in California, following Los Angeles and San Diego. It is the 10th largest city in the U.S. (Note: Current population figure comes from the California Department of Finance. Population estimate from U.S. Census Bureau for July 1, 2004 is 905,000.) The San Josť area is home to the largest concentration of technology expertise in the world--more than 6,600 technology companies employing more than 254,000 people.

PROJECT: Traveler Information Center

The Traveler Information Center (TIC) was funded in the 2005-2009 Adopted Capital Improvement Program using Construction Excise Tax Fund monies. The total allocated funds for this project is $675,000. The project is managed by the City of San Jose, Department of Transportation.

CLIENT NEED

The initial focus of the Traveler Information Center is to provide destination information for San Jose and modal information for the Santa Clara County region. The Department of Transportation has included key stakeholders located in the greater Santa Clara County area and invited them to assist in identifying the core destinations. The Department has been working with internal Departments who manage publicly owned destinations and a variety of transportation providers for transportation options. The Departmentís inclusive philosophy is to ensure the content at the Traveler Information Center is current, accurate, and continuously maintained so users are provided correct information.

SOLUTION

acire staff is developing a system where users of the Traveler Information Center can search for and find transportation options and search for events in San Jose. The functional objective is to provide its users with a personalized itinerary where individuals can plan their trip by defining the mode(s) of transportation and destination they are going to. The trip planning process and output is through a GIS map-based interface.

TECHNOLOGY USED

Netkey Kiosk Software, ASP, Microsoft SQL, Macromedia Flash, Google API, CSS, HTML