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MassDOT Developers - RPA Presentation

  1. 1. MASSDOT DEVELOPERS Chris Dempsey and Joshua Robin Massachusetts Department of Transportation
  2. 2. WHY IS IT SO EASY TO FIND REAL-TIME WEATHER REPORTS? 4/20/2010 10:15 AM 2
  3. 3. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INFORMATION IS OPEN 4/20/2010 10:15 AM 3
  4. 4. AS A RESULT, CONSUMERS HAVE LOTS OF CHOICES
  5. 5. WHY IS IT SO HARD TO FIND OUT WHEN THE NEXT BUS WILL ARRIVE? Where’s the #%*(#&$ bus? 4/20/2010 10:15 AM 5
  6. 6. MBTA INFORMATION WAS “CLOSED” = ONE CHOICE 4/20/2010 10:15 AM 6
  7. 7. SO, IN SEPTEMBER 2009 WE DECIDED TO MAKE MBTA BASIC TRIP PLANNING INFORMATION OPEN 4/20/2010 10:15 AM 7
  8. 8. BY NOVEMBER, THERE WERE SIX INNOVATIVE APPLICATIONS BUILT WITH MBTA DATA 4/20/2010 10:15 AM 8
  9. 9. GREAT, BUT WHEN IS THE NEXT BUS ACTUALLY GOING TO SHOW UP? 4/20/2010 10:15 AM 9
  10. 10. TRADITIONAL MODEL First, (1) Countdown Signs Then, (2) Web and Phone Distribution Then, Maybe, (3) Share with Others
  11. 11. WHAT IF WE REVERSED THE ORDER?
  12. 12. COULD WE MAKE MBTA BUS LOCATION INFORMATION AS EASY TO FIND AS A WEATHER REPORT?
  13. 13. ON NOVEMBER 14th, AS PART OF A TRIAL PROGRAM, THE MBTA RELEASED A REAL-TIME DATA FEED FOR FIVE BUS LINES 4/20/2010 10:15 AM 13
  14. 14. 1 HOUR 2 DAYS 1 WEEK 4/20/2010 10:15 AM 14
  15. 15. 2 WEEKS 4 WEEKS 5 WEEKS 4/20/2010 10:15 AM 15
  16. 16. 7 WEEKS 8 WEEKS 8 WEEKS 4/20/2010 10:15 AM 16
  17. 17. $130 Sony Bluetooth Wristwatch Real-Time Bus Arrival *YES, THIS REALLY EXISTS IN SAN FRANCISCO 4/20/2010 10:15 AM 17
  18. 18. WE BUILD A SIMPLE, RELIABLE INTERFACE BETWEEN THE EXISTING BUS GPS SYSTEM AND 3rd PARTIES GPS COMPLEX, DIVERSE, CUSTOMER-FACING APPLICATIONS ARE BUILT AT NO COST TO THE MBTA 4/20/2010 10:15 AM 18
  19. 19. http://www.mass.gov/eot/developers
  20. 20. http://www.mass.gov/eot/developers christopher.dempsey@state.ma.us joshua.robin@state.ma.us Twitter: @massdotdev 4/20/2010 10:15 AM DRAFT 20

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