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We've been following the trend of transit agencies providing developer access to timetables, routes and more for some time. Big cities, like New York and Boston are on board and helping fuel new transit applications. There now seems to be more momentum, with organizations and influencers making the call for open data.
The smart cities agenda is transforming how cities manage their infrastructure and how they communicate with citizens and local businesses. Open data and the use of sensor technologies to provide real-time feedback on the use of urban infrastructure are two components at the center of what is considered a “smart city.” How are developers using public transport APIs to empower a smart cities agenda and what is the progress of city authorities looking to make their transportation systems smart? ProgrammableWeb surveys some of the latest advances and reviews city progress in opening transport data via API.
If you're looking for a traffic data web service, you probably have not been able to find one for free. Now mapping pioneer MapQuest is beta testing a service it says provides "real time traffic information related to incidents, markets and flow."