Transform HRT realtime bus data format to GTFS-realtime
Hampton Road Transit published real time bus data in a text format:
This data needs to be transformed into GTFS-realtime so that any app that understands GTFS will be able to use it. Google Maps is one application that can use GTFS-realtime and there are many others.
I can connect you to Code for America Fellows and other civic hackers who have direct experience transforming the data formats like the one published by HRT into useful map and text messaging applications that riders need to make using the region's bus system more user friendly.
For background, see the CityCampHRVA blog about HRVA Hack Fest:
This project is well under way! The demo app is at http://lit-inlet-3610.herokuapp.com/busfinder/ Ben is in test mode with GTFS-R & One Bus Away.
See also http://hrtb.us, a mobile app built by Code for Hampton Roads volunteers to get the latest bus info to your smart phone up to real time. The goal of publishing GTFS is not yet reached, however.