Statement from Council Member Ben Kallos on MTA Releasing New Data Sets

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 13, 2014

 

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 New York, NY -- Council Member Ben Kallos released the following statement applauding the MTA today for releasing more data sets for developers to use:

  "Historical Bus Time datasets released today demonstrates a government empowering New Yorkers to use data to improve our lives. Thanks to the MTA for prioritizing open information, which I have been working with them and the Civic Tech community on using to improve service," said Council Member Ben Kallos, a civic free and open source software developer.

  Background:  

M.T.A. releases new data sets for app challenge by Miranda Neubauer in Capital New York 

  http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2014/11/8556582/mta-releases-new-data-sets-app-challenge