NYTimes has a story on the wealth of transit data the MTA there puts online
. Locally we are about as far the opposite as is feasible for a large transit agency to be. I would normally temper that type of criticism by pointing out that the MTA in NY is a monstrous agency that by sheer scale has more resources available for things like that. Yet we are supposedly the center of the universe when it comes to information technology. It's just that we are not even a fraction of the way toward where the MTA and some agencies are... not even a small percentage.
Don't get me wrong... Routeshout
is great.. but due to limitations in what data the Port Authority really has out there it's far more conceptual than operational. So it's not just what that data means to me, but imagine what Nathan and Co.
could come up with if even some of it were available here.