City's Big Apps Contest Unlooses Public Data, But MTA Not On Board
Now the Times reports that the city has enetered a new phase of its BigApps competition for developers using public info, but adds in passing a curious fact:
"The contest will not include information like subway schedules from the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority, as the city doesn't have jurisdiction over that data. Instead, the organizers said, they will include data from the Department of Transportation."
Did the Mayor's office ask the MTA if they wanted to get on board, and get turned down? Or did the city just figure they'd bypass the MTA and use the DOT info instead? In either case it sounds like somebody doesn't think the MTA is ready to unloose its grip on info yet.