Washington, DC is the gold standard here: their strong open API requirement makes it easy to compare and combine multi-modal options. Cities with these requirements are the only places where companies like Bird and Lime are sharing open APIs. (No coincidence: these cities are the places where researchers are publishing most about the impacts of micromobility.)
There’s no way we could have built the Coord platform without the work of the countless companies, cities, and individuals who contributed to all of the open tools, data, and standards we use every day. We hope that we can continue to both benefit from and contribute to the fantastic open-source mobility ecosystem as we grow.
eleasing th…ent nerds can read the RFP.) The tl;dr is we’re competing on prediction quality, using these feeds. Our riders deserve better bus arrival predictions. And the best way to get them is to use a company that has demonstrated it can produce the best predictions by actually providing them on our buses. This is the first time any mass transit agency has done this, to our knowledge. And we plan on releasing the results in a few months, after we’ve awarded the contract and it doesn’t jeopardize the integrity of the bidding process. Much more on that to come.