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Learn from the Experts: Open Data Policy Guidelines for Transit – Maximizing Real Time and Schedule Data Use and Investments
(December 5, 2013)

The Open Data Ecosystem: Creating Value with Open Transportation Data

Presenter:   Timothy Moore
Presenter's Org:   Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

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Many of the slides in this presentation are branded with the BART logo.

Slide 1:  The Open Data Ecosystem: Creating Value with Open Transportation Data

T3 Open Data Policy Guidelines for Transit
Timothy Moore, Web Services Manager/BART
December 5, 2013

Slide 2:  Coming Up…

[This slide contains a photograph of the sun setting behind an outdoor transportation infrastructure. The sun has painted the cloudy sky with various colors.]

Slide 3:  We've Picked Our Spots

[This slide contains a photograph of a smartphone displaying the BART mobile web app.]

Slide 4:  Open Data Fills The Gap


[This slide contains a graphic of six BART web app icons.]

Slide 5:  Apps Per Rider

  BART Portland Boston Chicago NY
Avg. Weekday Riders (000's) 421.8 322.3 1,314.7 1,716.9 12,071.1
Number of Apps 115 109 66 41 109
App/Rider (000's) 1/3.6 1/5.7 1/19.9 1/41.8 1/110.7

Sources: APTA 3Q2013 Public Transportation Ridership Report and agency websites, November 2013
Note: iOS and Android apps are counted once (not once per platform)

[This slide contains the logos for each of the agencies listed in the table above. They are: San Francisco Bay Area's BART, Portland's Tri-Met, Boston's MBTA, Chicago's Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), and New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).]

Slide 6:  15 Years of Sharing

1998: Schedules (.csv)
2005: Embedded QuickPlanner (iframe)
2006: Do-It-Yourself Display (.htm)
2007: Delay, Elevator Advisories (RSS)
2007: Schedules: (GTFS)
2008: Real Time ETAs (XML)
2010: Trip Plans, station info (API)
2011: Real Time ETAs, advisories (GTFS-RT)
2012: App Map + Geospatial (KML)


[This slide contains a photograph of a pillow crafted to be a large 3-D RSS logo: white on orange. Pillow photograph from craftsquatch/Etsy.]

Slide 7:  Value For Developers

[This slide contains a picture of a print advertisement notifying web developers to go to bart.gov/developers to “Build your own BART app.”]

Slide 8:  Value for Agencies

(1) https://twitter.com/Jay_Nath/status/216584138457743360

[This slide contains a picture of a print advertisement notifying BART users to go to bart.gov/apps and download BART mobile apps.]

Slide 9:  Market Forces: competing to see who can serve customers best

[This slide contains the logos of the smartphone operating systems listed above. There is also a screenshot of a BART mobile app displaying directions.]

Slide 10:  Beyond Apps: Services (Search real estate listings by BART line)

[This slide contains a screenshot of the Estately.com website. The screenshot shows the interface that allows a user to locate real estate property in proximity to specific BART transit lines.]

Slide 11:  Beyond Apps: Displays (No Capital or M&O costs to BART)

This slide contains photographs of two BART displays in San Francisco: (1) a 25-foot display, at Westfield Mall on Market Street, of a BART mobile app screenshot showing next train ETAs for seven transit lines, and (2) a 50-foot display, at Whole Foods on Ocean Avenue, of the Hitch A Ride program.

Slide 12:  Supporting the Ecosystem

This slide contains a circular graphic that demonstrates the flow of information in an open data ecosystem. In the middle is a black circle outlined in gray, labeled “Open Data Ecosystem.” Information flows in a continuous path clockwise around this black circle: from Customers (a green arrow) to BART (a blue arrow) to Data (a purple arrow) to Developers (an orange arrow).

Slide 13:  Thank You!


T3 Open Data Policy Guidelines for Transit
Timothy Moore, Web Services Manager/BART
December 5, 2013

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