CUTR Webcast:OneBusAway:Open Source Software for Large Scale AVL and Real-Time Customer Information

Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at University of South Florida is hosting a free Webcast  on OneBusAway: Open Source Software for Large Scale AVL and Real Time Customer Information is scheduled on February 7 , 2013 at 12-1pm(EST).  Please click here to participate in the webcast

About the Webcast:     

Representatives from MTA New York City Transit and its contractors will discuss the open source OneBusAway software powering its real-time bus tracking and customer information system, MTA Bus Time. They will discuss the improvements they have made to the original OneBusAway project, how they have architected it for scaling to thousands of buses and millions of riders using cloud-based hosting infrastructure, and how they integrated it with MTA’s existing enterprise systems as well as 3rd party app developers using open standard interfaces. *This CUTR webcast is a live presentation only (no recording).

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Participant code:     4705

About the Presenters: 

Michael Frumin is a systems engineering manager at MTA New York City Transit, where his work is primarily focused on developing real-time bus tracking and customer information systems using open technology.  His prior work in open source software, open data, web applications, and data analysis span the public transportation, finance, and online media industries.  He has Master’s degrees from MIT in Transportation and in Operations Research and has a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Stanford University.  Michael has commuted and traveled via public transportation his entire life, including once traveling half way around the world (a good portion on the Trans-Siberian Railway) only to have to turn around and fly home the way he came.

Jeff Maki collaborates with stakeholders to articulate product vision, advocate for end-users, and lead teams of designers and developers in building tools for public transit at OpenPlans. Previously, Jeff worked on a support system for emergency responders, developed new media projects at an art/technology research lab at Carnegie Mellon University, and most recently, managed large-scale tech projects for leading consumer brands. Jeff attended Carnegie Mellon University, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and a Master’s degree in Information Systems Management.






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