November 11th, 2008
I’ve tried to find a database for public transportation in Amman, but unfortunately i could not find anything useful. We all agree that we have a difficult public transportation system in Amman. But now, I’m not asking to spend millions of dollars to fix roads or to bring more vehicles. All what I’m asking is to build a database for the current public transportation on the web.. Such a project like this will not cost that much and indeed it will help lots of people and make our lives much easier.
For example, If I want to know how to get from Al Jam3a into the second circle,I don’t know how and I don’t have any resource except those people who are using public transportation in a regular bases for a long time.. in fact I don’t know how much it will cost me..
Today we have lots of google maps for Amman and even now we have GPS maps.. all what we have to do is to place the current routs of public buses and service taxies on those maps. Include the stop locations of these transportations. Create a simple web application to suggest how can people go from point to point. calculate cost of the journey and maybe estimate time .. would be amazing..
Such a project like this can be easily funded. I am sure there are lots of talents and experiences which can make this project something real..
All what we need is a decision from above.. I hope this idea can reach the decision makers and I hope they can take it inconsideration.
meanwhile.. if you like this idea and you would like to support it, blog about it or inform others about it until we make sure that the idea reach decision makers.