Is RideScout Necessary for Developing Smart Cities?

RideScout has had a really good week. The DC-based startup, which aims to make ground transportation smarter and easier for people, offers a free mobile application that aggregates real-time data on all the available public, private, and social modes of ground transportation for users, giving them access to the cheapest or shortest travel options. In the past week, the company launched major changes to its Android app, added an additional feature to its iOS app, and announced a partnership with Austin B-Cycle. With the rate at which RideScout is adding and developing features, one could argue that its quick adaptability to citizen demands for transportation data is imperative to the development of smart cities.