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UNLOCKING REAL-TIME. Joshua Robin Massachusetts Department of Transportation @massdotdev. WHY IS IT SO EASY TO FIND REAL-TIME WEATHER REPORTS?. Why is it so easy to find real-time weather reports?. @massdotdev. 2. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INFORMATION IS OPEN.

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Unlocking real time

UNLOCKING REAL-TIME

Joshua Robin

Massachusetts Department of Transportation

@massdotdev


Why is it so easy to find real time weather reports

WHY IS IT SO EASY TO FIND REAL-TIME WEATHER REPORTS?

Why is it so easy to find

real-time weather reports?

@massdotdev

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National weather service information is open

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INFORMATION IS OPEN

National Weather Service information is open

@massdotdev

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As a result, consumers

have lots of choices

AS A RESULT, CONSUMERS HAVE LOTS OF CHOICES

@massdotdev


Why is it so hard to find out when the next bus will arrive

WHY IS IT SO HARD TO FIND OUT WHEN THE NEXT BUS WILL ARRIVE?

Why is it so hard to find out when the next bus will arrive?

Where’s the #%*(#&$

bus?

@massdotdev

9/11/2014 8:55 AM

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= ARRIVE?

MBTA information was closed

MBTA INFORMATION WAS “CLOSED”

ONE CHOICE

@massdotdev

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So in september 2009 we decided to make mbta basic trip planning information open

SO, IN SEPTEMBER 2009 WE DECIDED TO MAKE MBTA BASIC TRIP PLANNING INFORMATION OPEN

So, in September 2009 we decided to make basic MBTA trip planning information open.

@massdotdev

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By november there were six innovative applications built with mbta data

BY NOVEMBER, THERE WERE SIX INNOVATIVE APPLICATIONS BUILT PLANNING INFORMATION OPEN WITH MBTA DATA

By November, there were six innovative applications

built with MBTA data.

@massdotdev

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Great, but when is the next bus PLANNING INFORMATION OPEN actually

going to show up?

@massdotdev

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Traditional Model PLANNING INFORMATION OPEN

TRADITIONAL MODEL

First, (1) Countdown Signs

Then, (2) Web and Phone Distribution

Then, Maybe, (3) Share with Others

@massdotdev


What if we reversed the order? PLANNING INFORMATION OPEN

WHAT IF WE REVERSED

THE ORDER?

@massdotdev


Could we make MBTA bus location information as easy to find as a weather report?

COULD WE MAKE MBTA BUS LOCATION INFORMATION AS EASY TO FIND AS A WEATHER REPORT?

@massdotdev


ON NOVEMBER 14 as a weather report?th, AS PART OF A TRIAL PROGRAM, THE MBTA RELEASED A REAL-TIME DATAFEED FOR FIVE BUS LINES

On November 14th, as part of a trial program, the MBTA released a real-time data feed for five MBTA bus lines.

@massdotdev


@massdotdev as a weather report?


@massdotdev as a weather report?


@massdotdev as a weather report?


With those results for just five bus lines in two months

WITH THOSE RESULTS* as a weather report?FOR JUST FIVE BUS LINESIN TWO MONTHS…

With those results* for just five bus lines in

two months…

*ALL AT NO COST TO THE MBTA

@massdotdev

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Imagine the innovative solutions developers might create as a weather report?

If we focus on unlocking data first

@massdotdev

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$130 as a weather report?

Sony

Bluetooth

Wristwatch

Real-Time

Bus Arrival

*YES, THIS REALLY EXISTS IN SAN FRANCISCO

@massdotdev

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Joshua Robin as a weather report?Massachusetts Department of [email protected] http://www.mass.gov/massdot/developers Twitter: @massdotdev


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