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M.T.A. releases new data sets for app challenge

Capital New York | 11.14.14

The M.T.A. on Wednesday announced the release of several new data sets to software developers and the piloting of beacon technology in Grand Central Terminal as part of its third annual transportation application challenge. Read more

$50,000 prize offered for MTA navigation apps

Newsday | 11.13.14

Transit and tech leaders want to reward mobile app developers with $50,000 for making the MTA system useful for everyone, including those who can't see and other disabled riders. Read more

Transit apps for LIRR, Metro-North in the works

NYPost.com | 11.13.14

Train riders may soon have new apps to make their commutes go more smoothly. The MTA is giving LIRR and Metro-North trip data to software developers for the first time so they can build smartphone apps to help commuters. Read more

Contest Seeks Developers to Create Transit Apps Aimed at NYers With Disabilities

NY1 News | 11.13.14

A contest seeks to reward developers who sift through transit data to create apps geared toward New Yorkers with disabilities who rely on the buses and subways to get around. Read more

App Quest 3.0 Kicks Off, And We’re Judging the Best Apps!

TechnoBuffalo | 11.12.14

Last year I had the privilege to represent TechnoBuffalo helping to judge the best applications developed for MTA-AT&T App Quest, an annual event and an AT&T initiative that seeks out the best applications that help commuters who travel on New York City’s public transit lines. That included a hackathon in May, during which SubCulture.FM took home a $5,000 prize, and a final $20,000 award in September to CityMapper, now a hugely popular application on both iOS and Android. We’re back this year to judge again, and App Quest 3.0 kicks off today. Read more

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