New York Public Transit Data Summit

After the great success of our first event last month, we’ll be having a second meetup to continue the effort to make up-to-date New York public transit data easily and freely available.

This meeting will serve both as an update on the events of the past month and as a working session. There’s lots happening in this space and even more to do. So come out, lend a hand, and enjoy some free pizza and beer.

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Council Member Brad Lander addresses the crowd at the first of six workshops for DOT's citywide transit plan. Photo: DOT

DOT Kicks Off Citywide Transit Plan

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NYC currently has the slowest bus service in the U.S., and ridership has declined 16 percent since 2002. DOT is looking to turn those trends around, speed up buses, improve walking access to transit, and plan service to meet future demand. While the city's buses and subways are run by the MTA, DOT can make a big difference for surface transit through its management of streets, sidewalks, and traffic signals.

MTA Unveils Open Data Policy, Clearing a Path for NYC Transit Apps

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In a big turnaround, the MTA now touts third-party transit applications on its website. The MTA took an important step toward improving the rider experience today, announcing that the agency will open its route and schedule data to third party software developers. The policy change — a major turnaround — promises to take some of […]
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Talking Headways Podcast: Moneyball for Transit

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Laurel Paget-Seekins joins the podcast this week to talk about her days as a transit activist in Atlanta, what Santiago, Chile, taught her about transit networks, and her current work on data collection and dissemination as the director of strategic initiatives at the MBTA in Boston. We discuss the MBTA’s data blog and dashboard, how the agency […]