Crowdsourcing Collaborative Public Transport Planning

CoAXs, Collaborative Accessibility-Based Stakeholder Engagement for Public Transportation Planning, is an interactive planning tool that aims to enhance participation, accessibility, and creative problem-solving for planning public transportation systems.

A team led by Chris Zegras, designed CoAXs to allow individuals to prototype modifications to existing transit networks and estimate the the impacts of their changes on the system efficiency. By leveraging existing data from urban transit systems, CoAXs allows for the democratization of the planning process across a wide range of users.

To learn more about CoAxs, the four cities where it has been tested, and how public interaction is incorporated into the analysis of specialists, read the full MIT News Story, 3 Questions: Chris Zegras on designing your city’s transit system.