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Transit Expansion Program Schedule Created using OnePager Pro

This program schedule, created in OnePager Pro, uses data exported from Microsoft Project. It shows the major milestones for a multi-year taxpayer-funded expansion of light rail, commuter rail, and bus rapid transit (BRT) service in a major metropolitan area.

Mass transit expansion program schedule, created in OnePager Pro.


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OnePager Pro Program Schedule Elements

The schedule features:

  • Automatic grouping of related tasks for each transit corridor into a single swimlane.
  • Dynamic color-coding of Gantt bars by construction phase defined in Microsoft Project.
  • Percent complete, displayed as a thermometer marker at the bottom of each Gantt bar.
  • Time cursor shows the current status of the program schedule.
  • Flexible time axis allows control over the start and finish dates to show all or part of the program schedule.

This mass transit expansion program schedule was created using OnePager Pro, project presentation software from Chronicle Graphics that integrates with Microsoft Project.

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Sample Files

This transit program expansion schedule was built using the following files, which you can download if you'd like to create something similar:

Excel Samples

Transit Expansion Program.xlsx (Excel Plan)

Transit Expansion Program (Excel).tat (OnePager Template for Excel)


Excel Instructions

To build a transit expansion program schedule like the example above, follow these instructions:

  1. Download the set of sample files from above. The Excel file contains the actual program schedule, and the matching OnePager template file has all of the settings that will format the chart like the example above. Save both the project plan and the template file to your desktop.

  2. Open the Excel file.

  3. Once the Excel file is open, go to Add-Ins and click the OnePager button.

  4. When the start screen appears click NEW to build a new chart.

  5. With the Excel file ready for import, we need to change OnePager's default template to the one downloaded above. To do this, click on Change, and then BROWSE FILES to the OnePager template (*.tat) file. This OnePager template contains all of the data-driven formatting (colors, layout, etc.) that give this program schedule its specific look.

  6. With the template loaded, click on Create New Chart to build your chart. It should closely match the example at the top of this article.
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Microsoft Project Samples

Transit Expansion Program.mpp (Microsoft Project Plan)

Transit Expansion Program (Project).tat (OnePager Template for Microsoft Project)


Microsoft Project Instructions

To build a transit expansion program schedule like the example above, follow these instructions:

  1. Download the sample files listed above. The Microsoft Project file contains the program schedule, and the matching OnePager template file has most of the settings that drive the look and feel of the Gantt chart based on the data from Microsoft Project. Save both files to your desktop.

  2. Open the Microsoft Project plan.

  3. Once the project plan is open, go to Add-Ins and click the OnePager button.

  4. When the start screen appears, click NEW to build a new chart.

  5. Change OnePager's default template to the one downloaded above. To do this, click on Change, and then BROWSE FILES to the OnePager template (*.tat) file. This OnePager template contains most of the data-driven formatting (colors, layout, etc.) that give this program schedule its specific look.

  6. With the template loaded, click on Create New Chart to build your chart. It should closely resemble the example at the top of this article.

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Primavera P6 Samples

Transit Expansion Program.xml (Primavera P6 Plan)

Transit Expansion Program (Primavera).tat (OnePager Template for Primavera P6)


Primavera P6 Instructions

To build a transit program schedule like the example above, follow these instructions:

  1. Download the set of sample files from above. The XML file contains the actual program schedule from Primavera P6, and the matching OnePager template file has all of the settings that will format the chart like the example above. Save both the project plan and the template file to your desktop.

  2. Click the OnePager icon on your desktop.

  3. When the start screen appears, click NEW to build a new chart.

  4. Go to Select > BROWSE Primavera P6 Files, and then point OnePager to the Primavera P6 XML file that you downloaded from above.

  5. With the Primavera P6 file ready for import, we need to change OnePager's default template to the one downloaded above. To do this, click on Change, and then BROWSE FILES to the OnePager template (*.tat) file. This OnePager template contains all of the data-driven formatting (colors, layout, etc.) that give this program schedule its specific look.

  6. With the template loaded, click on Create New Chart to build your chart. It should closely match the example at the top of this article.

  7. If you'd like to modify our example Primavera P6 project, you can import the XML file into your own Primavera P6 environment by going to File > Import and choosing the Primavera P6 - (XML) option.

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Smartsheet Samples

Transit Expansion Program (Smartsheet).xlsx (Excel for import into Smartsheet)

Transit Expansion Program (Smartsheet).tat (OnePager Template for Smartsheet)


Smartsheet Instructions

To build a transit program schedule like the example above, follow these instructions:

  1. Download the sample files above. The Excel file contains all of the key milestones, and will be imported into your Smartsheet account, while the OnePager template will help define the layout of the timeline itself. Save both files to your desktop.

  2. To import the Excel file into Smartsheet, first log into your Smartsheet account.

  3. In Smartsheet, click on + Solution Center, and then on the Import screen, choose Microsoft Excel:

    Import from Excel into Smartsheet

  4. Point Smartsheet to the Excel file that you downloaded above and press Continue. On the Import Settings, review the name of your sheet, and then click Import::

    Finish importing from Excel into Smartsheet

  5. Now that the sample project has been imported into your Smartsheet account, go to your desktop, and click the OnePager button.

  6. On the OnePager start screen, click NEW to build a new timeline.

  7. Go to Select > BROWSE Smartsheet, log into your Smartsheet account, and then point OnePager to the example project.

  8. We need to change OnePager's default template to the one downloaded above. To do this, click on Change, and then BROWSE FILES to the OnePager template (*.tat) file. This OnePager template contains all of the data-driven formatting (styles, layout, etc.) that make the timeline look the way that it does.

  9. Once the custom OnePager template is selected, click on Create New Chart to build your timeline. It should look similar to the example at the top of this article.

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