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Public Transit Data, APIs and City Governments

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

  • Michael Uffer
  • Jerry Jariyasunant

Saturday 12th March, 2011

3:30pm to 4:30pm (CST)

The centerpiece of the urban lifestyle is an extensive, reliable public transportation system. Transit riders are embracing smartphones, 3G, 4G and even tablets. These tools can help us get better information, faster. Learn what changes are giving information in real-time and for trip planning. The New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) created NotifyNYC in 2009 "to enhance NYC's emergency public communications to the public." NotifyNYC allows NYC residents to sign up for transit notifications in a format of their choice, SMS, email, voice recording, Twitter or RSS for any or all boroughs. Numerous third-party applications exist in New York, including Exit Strategy NYC, which tells the user where to wait for the train so as to minimize station exit time upon arrival. San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) website offers developers a huge amount of resources including a comprehensive API with schedules, station information and real-time service updates. The BART site features third-party applications developed using the API for iPhone, Android, Windows, Mac and more. This panel will examine creative new projects that enhance our lives as city residents on the go, including how these websites and applications could reduce costs, bureaucracy and response time in public transit.

LEVEL: Intermediate

About the speakers

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Michael Uffer
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Julie Blitzer

By Day: User Experience Designer @AppNexus By Night: Chapter Director @NLC_NYC, Yankee Fan, Volleyball Player. Views expressed here are my own. bio from Twitter

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Jerry Jariyasunant

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When

Time 3:30pm4:30pm CST

Date Sat 12th March 2011

Where

Room 9ABC, Austin Convention Center

Session type

Panel

Session Hash Tag

#transitapps

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