Posted by Josh Robin, MassDOT
Within one hour of releasing the Real-Time XML Trial Feed for five MBTA bus routes at the MassDOT Developers Conference in November, a developer had built an application to display the location of the buses on Google Earth. In the eight weeks since, at least eight applications have been built using the real time feed. These applications operate on numerous platforms including any phone by call or SMS, basic websites, desktop widgets, the iPhone, Android devices, and even an LED sign.
This slideshow shows some of the applications developed since November 14th:
To access all the applications launched to date, please click here.
Together, these applications represent the power of software developers and citizens to using our data to improve the experience of riding the T. If you are interested in working with our data, The Center for Future Civic Media at MIT will be hosting the MBTA Data Hackathon on January 29 and 30th. The Hackathon will be focused on building more innovative applications with our data. To learn more about the focus of the Hackathon, please read yesterday’s post here.
The MassDOT Developers Conference and challenge built on MassDOT’s historic step toward openness and transparency through creation of the MassDOT Developers Page. To view the Applications and visualizations please click here.
Danvers: Route 128/Route 62 Interchange Crash Reduction posted on Oct 21
MassDOT has announced that due to several recent improvements, there has been a sharp reduction in the number of traffic crashes at the interchange of Route 128 with Route 62 in Danvers. MassDOT worked collaboratively for several months with elected and local officials, the Danvers …Continue Reading Danvers: Route 128/Route 62 Interchange Crash Reduction
MBTA Forest Hills Bus Canopy Public Meeting Set posted on Oct 21
The Casey Arborway Project includes expansion of the Upper Busway at the MBTA’s lntermodal Forest Hills Station. A Public Meeting on the Forest Hills Bus Canopy Project has been scheduled as follows: Wednesday, November 2, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, The English High School, 144 McBride …Continue Reading MBTA Forest Hills Bus Canopy Public Meeting Set
All Electronic Tolling Information, Public Meeting posted on Oct 19
The new All Electronic Tolling program on I-90 and the Boston tunnels will “go live” on Friday night, October 28th. A final Toll Plaza Demolition Public Meeting is set for tonight: • Wednesday, October 19th – Brighton WGBH – Yawkey Theater, One Guest Street Plaza …Continue Reading All Electronic Tolling Information, Public Meeting