Boston Launches App Challenge to Link Transit and Bike Share

When New York wanted to spur developers to create transit apps, it offered up $15,000 in prizes. Boston is dangling free lunch … and a lot of data. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and MassDOT launched a contest today looking for software applications and data visualizations that “show the power of Boston’s transportation options.” What that means is: apps that help riders merge their non-car transport, specifically connecting Boston’s New Balance Hubway Bike Sharing program with MBTA’s existing buses and trains.