For the first time, a majority of all transit passenger-miles in the U.S. are now covered by transit agencies with open data. This follows the release of open GTFS feeds from New York’s MTA and represents the first “local jurisdiction” vertical within the burgeoning open data / civic software / Gov 2.0 movement that has made Open the “new normal” way of doing business.
What do citizens get from this new data? Well, app searching on City-Go-Round is now fully functional for New York, and reveals 28 apps available to local riders. Check ‘em out!
A big congratulations to MTA and the NY Open Transit Data group, who have worked hard to overcome the political, legal, and technical hurdles to opening up this civic resource for New Yorkers.