Transportation Techies: Metro Hack Night

Paul Mackie
Paul is communications director for Mobility Lab. He specializes in storytelling and editing, as well as environmental and pop-culture issues related to transportation.
December 10, 2013
January 2, 2014 @ 11:00 PM – January 3, 2014 @ 1:30 AM
Mobility Lab
1501 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209
Michael Schade

Transit Tunnel

Metro is the region’s most influential transit agency. What tools can we build that make it easier to use or that illustrate its impact? Join us for #metrohacknight and show us what you can do with data from WMATA, or other sources. We’ll be looking at both rail and bus.

The primary way of accessing WMATA data (schedule and real-time) is through the WMATA Datasets API, or by downloading the GTFS data. Sometimes their PlanItMetro blog releases trip-history data – see theirdata-download tag. The DC Atlas also has a lot of geospatial information about Metro – including Metro Bus LinesMetro Bus Stops,Park-N-Ride LotsMetro StationsMetro Station Entrances, and more.

Please sign up at our Meetup group or contact Michael Schade if you are interested in presenting!

6:00pm Food & drink
6:20pm Pre-show Metro-themed game
6:30pm Open floor,  speakers, preview of following meetup
8:30pm Adjourn

Photo by M.V. Jantzen

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