MassDOT Developers - Where's the Bus - MITX Event

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MassDOT Developers - Where's the Bus - MITX Event

  1. 1. WHERE’S THE BUS? Chris Dempsey and Joshua Robin Massachusetts Department of Transportation Follow the event on at hashtag #massdotdev Learn about the Massachusetts Open Data Initiative at www.mass.gov/data
  2. 2. WHY IS IT SO EASY TO FIND REAL-TIME WEATHER REPORTS? 3/30/2010 3:05 PM 31
  3. 3. WEATHER INFORMATION IS OPEN AS A RESULT, CUSTOMERS HAVE LOTS OF CHOICES 3/30/2010 3:05 PM 32
  4. 4. WHY IS IT SO HARD TO FIND OUT WHEN THE NEXT BUS WILL ARRIVE? 3/30/2010 3:05 PM 33
  5. 5. Where’s the #%*(#&$ bus? 3/30/2010 3:05 PM 34
  6. 6. TRANSIT INFORMATION WAS “CLOSED” = ONE CHOICE 3/30/2010 3:05 PM 35
  7. 7. SO, IN SEPTEMBER 2009 WE DECIDED TO MAKE MBTA BASIC TRIP PLANNING INFORMATION OPEN 3/30/2010 3:05 PM 36
  8. 8. BY NOVEMBER, THERE WERE SIX INNOVATIVE APPLICATIONS BUILT WITH MBTA DATA 3/30/2010 3:05 PM 37
  9. 9. GREAT, BUT WHEN IS THE NEXT BUS ACTUALLY GOING TO SHOW UP? 3/30/2010 3:05 PM 38
  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. ON NOVEMBER 14th, AS PART OF A TRIAL PROGRAM, THE MBTA RELEASED A REAL-TIME DATA FEED FOR FIVE BUS LINES 3/30/2010 3:05 PM 41
  13. 13. 1 HOUR 2 DAYS 1 WEEK 3/30/2010 3:05 PM 42
  14. 14. 2 WEEKS 1 MONTH 5 WEEKS 3/30/2010 3:05 PM 43
  15. 15. 7 WEEKS 8 WEEKS 8 WEEKS 3/30/2010 3:05 PM 44
  16. 16. http://www.mass.gov/massdot/developers
  17. 17. WITH THOSE RESULTS* FOR JUST FIVE BUS LINES IN TWO MONTHS… *ALL AT NO COST TO THE MBTA 3/30/2010 3:05 PM DRAFT 46
  18. 18. WHAT MIGHT DEVELOPERS CREATE IF WE UNLOCK BUS LOCATION DATA FOR THE ENTIRE BUS SYSTEM? 3/30/2010 3:05 PM DRAFT 47

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