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MassDOT Developers: Real-Time Results in Two Months

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  • 1. ON NOVEMBER 14th, AS PART OF A TRIAL PROGRAM, THE MBTA RELEASED A REAL-TIME DATA FEED FOR FIVE BUS LINES
  • 2. WITHIN ONE HOUR…
  • 3. WITHIN ONE HOUR… A developer integrated the trial data into Google Earth to show the real-time locations of the buses:
  • 4. WITHIN TWO DAYS… A developer integrated the trial data into a free, easily- accessible web page, where T riders can track the buses from any internet-accessible computer: http://mbta-bus.appspot.com
  • 5. WITHIN ONE WEEK… A developer built a desktop application that displays the countdown information for the rider’s favorite stop: http://www.wirelust.com
  • 6. WITHIN TWO WEEKS… A developer built a simple web application that displays the bus countdown information without the need for a map: http://www.clickteam.info/davidn/mbta/mbtabuses.php
  • 7. WITHIN ONE MONTH… A developer built an LED sign that shows real-time bus countdown information on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain:
  • 8. WITHIN FIVE WEEKS… A developer built iPhone and Android apps that integrate the real-time trial data. The apps cost just 99 cents:
  • 9. WITHIN SEVEN WEEKS… A developer built a system that delivers the real-time data to any phone, mobile or landline: * *Try if for yourself by dialing 617-213-0911 Use stop code (0330) or (0289)