Metro to Continue Dialogue with App Development Community and Riders!

September 15th, 2016

Metro Data Day 1 will bring together Metro staff, the app developer community, riders and advocates.


Metro has some great data feeds, and app developers — from Google and Apple to Metro Hero — are consuming them to provide great tools for transit riders in the Washington DC region.

That’s great news, and yet there are opportunities to do even more!  For example, we’d love to see app developers help customers plan an accessible trip – one that routes a user to station entrances where elevators are present.  And this isn’t likely the only unmet need from the Metro transit rider community. There are loads of great ways to make this data more useful to you.  That’s where you come in. 

On Saturday October 15th,  Metro Data Day 1: Destination Ideation, will bring together Metro staff, app and site developers, and Metro riders and their advocates for a day of creative brainstorming about unmet needs and their potential solutions.

A full agenda will be released soon, but for now know that:

  • The morning will be spent understanding existing data feeds and exploring the unmet needs from the rider community.
  • After lunch, we will split up into break-out groups where teams will mock up solutions to those needs and document changes to the data feeds needed to power those solutions.
  • Finally, participants will present their work to the full group for discussion.

We are excited about this opportunity to engage the app developer, rider and advocate communities for a day of creative problem solving.

Registration is required and free, and we hope to see you there!

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  1. Jessica
    October 5th, 2016 at 14:25 | #1

    Please don’t forget bus riders when having this really important conversation!

  2. Michael
    October 5th, 2016 at 14:34 | #2

    Hi, Jessica. Of course not. Please feel free to attend and share your views as a bus rider!

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