ITS America shined its Smart Solution Spotlight on the MassDOT Developer’s Initiative. As regular readers of The Transit Wire know, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation is working actively with the developer community to support new applications that provide route, schedule, and real-time data for Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority services at minimal cost to the agencies. ITS America president and CEO Scott Belcher said in a statement:
The National Weather Service shares its information at no cost and virtually every TV and radio station and newspaper shares the information with the public. It just makes sense to do a similar process with travel information in a manner that is essentially free to the cash-strapped public agencies. The MassDOT Developers Initiative is a perfect example of how using intelligent transportation applications in a public-private partnership can benefit the public.
The ITS America Smart Solution Spotlight program recognizes innovative uses of intelligent transportation systems to enhance mobility and create more livable communities.