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Sexy Data Solutions for Public Transit Systems
    Monday March 12, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm @ AT&T Conference Hotel (Salon D) (1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705)
    Gas prices are up, suburban areas are adopting near-transit, mixed-use philosophies of development, and everyone wants to get to work on time. It's no surprise that use of public transportation is rising. With the ubiquity of the internet and smartphones, up-to-date information shouldn't be hard to find. And yet, some major cities and transit systems aren't using digital tools to update riders. Others have developed hyper-current feeds and channels to make sure citizens are in the know. In short, the amount of transit-related information that needs to be disseminated is tremendous. This panel will discuss: 1) How riders have created their own sources and channels for breaking news and providing current information. 2) The newest platforms chosen by official transit agencies for getting information out, and why some work better than others. 3) How crowd-sourced information can help create "smart cities"? 4) Ways the public can apply similar tactics to other areas in their cities.

    Comm Specialist | Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District | Amy...

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    Type Interactive, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #PubTrans
    Theme Government and Global Issues
    Level Beginner
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP9470

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