With the advent of technologies such as Google™ Maps, web-enabled cell phones and vehicle tracking, it is now possible to provide passengers with up-to date schedules as well as real-time bus departure information from virtually anywhere. However, in order to provide these services, agencies need to take their schedule and departure data and make it accessible to the public. This is where difficulty and controversy arise.
What is this data used for? Is releasing data beneficial? Who has released their data, and if I choose to, how should this data be released? Join Trapeze as we explore the heated data debate that has started amongst public transit officials, the public and the developer community across the globe.