New York MTA’s Open Data Policy

HT to Streetsblog New York City » MTA Unveils Open Data Policy, Clearing a Path for NYC Transit Apps

This is an enormously big deal, believe it or not. Opening up their data puts the MTA in a really risky and yet exciting position. They’ve just invited developers in the door, and that means they’ve also opened it to analysts, like me.

Ultimately this is a smart move for them; their system has very little to prove past a certain point.