Friday, December 19, 2008

Quick hit, not arts or culture but you have to get to the theater somehow. Important for all Washingtonians.

The Washington Metro Area Transit Authority has been saying for years that it was working with Google to add the Washington Metro and bus systems to Google Transit. This week they announced that it is not happening any time soon. Not only is Google Transit easier to use than WMATA’s site (even with the major upgrade), but the process of converting the data for GT’s use makes it easier to open up the information as opensource for others to create new ways for us to interact with it. Open data access is something I am a big proponent of.

GreaterGreaterWashington has a petition that already has over 700 signatures that they are taking to the metro board of directors. As a public agency, Metro deserves to hear from you. Please take a moment and sign the petition.

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