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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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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 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 actually

going to show up?

@massdotdev

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Traditional Model

TRADITIONAL MODEL

First, (1) Countdown Signs

Then, (2) Web and Phone Distribution

Then, Maybe, (3) Share with Others

@massdotdev

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What if we reversed the order?

WHAT IF WE REVERSED

THE ORDER?

@massdotdev

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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

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ON NOVEMBER 14th, 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

with those results for just five bus lines in two months

WITH THOSE RESULTS*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

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Imagine the innovative solutions developers might create

If we focus on unlocking data first

@massdotdev

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$130

Sony

Bluetooth

Wristwatch

Real-Time

Bus Arrival

*YES, THIS REALLY EXISTS IN SAN FRANCISCO

@massdotdev

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Joshua RobinMassachusetts Department of [email protected] http://www.mass.gov/massdot/developers Twitter: @massdotdev
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