MassDOT Developers - Ignite Boston 7

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MassDOT Developers - Ignite Boston 7

  1. 1. UNLOCKING REAL-TIME Chris Dempsey and Joshua Robin Massachusetts Department of Transportation
  2. 2. WHY IS IT SO EASY TO FIND WEATHER AND TRAFFIC REPORTS… 3/3/2010 2:32 PM 2
  3. 3. BUT SO HARD TO FIND OUT WHEN THE NEXT BUS WILL ARRIVE? 3/3/2010 2:32 PM 3
  4. 4. THEORY #1 – NO DEMAND Where’s the #%*(#&$ bus? 3/3/2010 2:32 PM 4
  5. 5. THEORY #2 – NO SUPPLY 3/3/2010 2:32 PM 5
  6. 6. TRAFFIC AND WEATHER IS OPEN AS A RESULT, CUSTOMERS HAVE LOTS OF CHOICES 3/3/2010 2:32 PM 6
  7. 7. TRANSIT INFORMATION WAS “CLOSED” = ONE CHOICE 3/3/2010 2:32 PM 7
  8. 8. SO, IN SEPTEMBER 2009 WE DECIDED TO MAKE MBTA BASIC TRIP PLANNING INFORMATION OPEN 3/3/2010 2:32 PM 8
  9. 9. BY NOVEMBER, THERE WERE 6 INNOVATIVE APPLICATIONS BUILT WITH MBTA DATA 3/3/2010 2:32 PM 9
  10. 10. GREAT, BUT WHEN IS THE NEXT BUS ACTUALLY GOING TO SHOW UP? I WANT REAL-TIME INFORMATION! 3/3/2010 2:32 PM 10
  11. 11. TRADITIONAL MODEL First, (1) Countdown Signs Then, (2) Web and Phone Distribution Then, Maybe, (3) Share with Others
  12. 12. WHAT IF WE REVERSED THE ORDER? COULD WE MAKE MBTA BUS LOCATION INFORMATION AS EASY TO FIND AS THE WEATHER?
  13. 13. ON NOVEMBER 14th, AS PART OF A TRIAL PROGRAM, THE MBTA RELEASED A REAL-TIME DATA FEED FOR FIVE BUS LINES 3/3/2010 2:32 PM 13
  14. 14. 1 HOUR 2 DAYS 1 WEEK 3/3/2010 2:32 PM 14
  15. 15. 2 WEEKS 1 MONTH 5 WEEKS 3/3/2010 2:32 PM 15
  16. 16. 7 WEEKS 8 WEEKS 8 WEEKS 3/3/2010 2:32 PM 16
  17. 17. MASSDOT DEVELOPERS REAL-TIME CHALLENGE BUILD APPLICATIONS, WIN MONEY 3/3/2010 2:32 PM 17
  18. 18. MASSDOT DEVELOPERS REAL-TIME CHALLENGE BUILD INSTALLATIONS, WIN MONEY 3/3/2010 2:32 PM 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 3/3/2010 2:32 PM DRAFT 20

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