Post Content

MBTA App ExampleThe U.S. Department of Transportation this week singled out the MBTA as among those transit agencies leading the way nationally in facilitating smart phone transit apps that provide customers with real-time information about bus and train location and arrival.

A USDOT "FastLane" blog article entitled, "Transit Apps Empower Riders with Information," says more people use public transportation when they have access to more accurate information about the location and arrival time of the next bus or train.  Yet its review of 276 transit agencies found just 15 that offer riders real-time information about the next arrival.  It provides the MBTA as one example:

"Boston's MBTA had one solution.  They discovered that opening the data from their system to the public actually reduced their own costs because app developers and everyday citizens took the data and designed ways to make it useful to riders.  One coffee shop actually has installed a real-time countdown sign that tells customers when the next train is due at a nearby station."

Read the entire article on the USDOT FastLane blog.   And visit the MBTA App Showcase to check out the latest apps built by independent developers at no cost to the T that help customers know where the next bus or train is located and when it will arrive.

Written By:

Recent Posts

Governor Baker, Mayor Walsh Announce Joint Community Redevelopment Venture in Downtown Boston posted on Feb 9

Governor Baker, Mayor Walsh Announce Joint Community Redevelopment Venture in Downtown Boston

Today as part of the Baker-Polito Administration’s “Open for Business” Real Estate Asset Leveraging (REAL) Strategy, Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a joint state and city venture with Veolia North America to explore the strategic redevelopment of the Massachusetts Department   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, Mayor Walsh Announce Joint Community Redevelopment Venture in Downtown Boston

MBTA: Green Line Service Temporary Suspension between Park and Haymarket posted on Feb 9

MBTA: Green Line Service Temporary Suspension between Park and Haymarket

On selected weekends and nights, MBTA Green Line service will be suspended in both directions between Park and Haymarket stations to allow for platform work as part of the Government Center Station project. The diversion will allow personnel access to the Government Center Green Line   …Continue Reading MBTA: Green Line Service Temporary Suspension between Park and Haymarket

MassDOT Prepares for Winter Storm posted on Feb 7

MassDOT Prepares for Winter Storm

  The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is preparing for a significant winter storm which is scheduled to arrive in some areas of the state overnight tonight and early Monday morning and which will bring blizzard conditions to areas along the South Shore as well   …Continue Reading MassDOT Prepares for Winter Storm