The Case for Open Transit Data

This is an awesome short film from StreetFilms.org that convincingly lays out the case for open transit data.

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=13764646&server=vimeo.com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=9086c0&fullscreen=1

Later this year, the State of Delaware will – for the first time ever – release all of its transit data in open formats. This is the result of a bill introduced this past legislative session by State Senator Bethany Hall-Long.

I’m hoping that there is a lot of excitement generated as a result of this data being released, and that our leaders in state government realize the potential benefits of opening up all kinds of government data.

It would be great to see state government engage local developers (from all over the Delaware Valley and the Philadelphia area) and have them build all sorts of cool civic applications with open data.

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