After a soft launch earlier this month, TriMet (OR) officially unveiled its open-source multimodal trip planner on Friday. The Regional Trip Planner allows users to combine transit, walking, biking, and Zipcars into a single itinerary. “People will find that adding biking to a transit trip can save a significant amount of time,” said information technology manager Bibiana McHugh. “You can also use it to map a transit-only or bike-only route.” TriMet contracted with nonprofit OpenPlans to develop the application; open-source programmers from around the work participated on the project. Link to full story in The Oregonian.