Transportation Data Startup Transit Labs Launches with Four Cities On Board
D.C.-based Transit Labs has launched a pilot program to help public transportation officials better use and understand their data. Transit authorities in Atlanta and Macon, Georgia, Birmingham, Alabama, and Miami-Dade County are already piloting the program. Other areas with highly developed transit systems, including the District, may not be far behind, according to Farhan Daredia, Transit Labs’ communication director.
The program, called the Transportation Application Program (TAP), integrates data that a transit system already collects, such as automated passenger counters, automated vehicle locators, next train arrival data and more, and integrates it with other information, such as census and GIS data, to give planners a better picture of their transit system.
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