How can we improve customer experience by better communicating service changes, reducing delays, and augment safety and cleanliness initiatives?
To promote paid transit ridership, NYC regional agencies are seeking tools to enable a faster, more efficient, cleaner, and safer transit experience.
Technologies may include:
Tools, including gamification, to encourage paid ridership.
Improved methods for customer facing communication to convey schedule diversions, delays, alternative transit options, and onboard train announcements.
Tools to improve processing of customer feedback, including processes to manage internal response and more timely communications back to customers.
Predictive analytical tools to estimate average outage time for common delays.
Tools to detect, prioritize, and maintain safety and cleanliness in stations and vehicles.
Improved tools to facilitate paratransit operations including improving the processing and evaluation of paper-based eligibility requests and improving communication of issues relevant to paratransit customers.
Tools to help commuter rail lines understand passenger flows and predict customer travel patterns flows to better optimize schedules.
Tools to optimize work in the right of way via improving planning, coordinating outages, managing equipment, and prioritizing flagging resources.
Augmented reality/virtual reality technologies to digitize safety, operations, maintenance, and construction training.
FEBRUARY 28, 2024
MARCH 25-28, 2024
Pitch Day & Demo Day (In-Person Event)
APRIL 29, 2024
Proof of Concepts Begin
MAY 21-22, 2024
Mid-Point Check-Ins and Leadership Meetings (In-Person Event)
JUNE 25-26, 2024
Final Presentations and Pilot Selections (In-Person Event)
Pilot Period Begins
RECORDED: FEBRUARY 1, 2024, 1:00 PM ET
Learn more about the Transit Tech Lab, the application process, and hear from transit agency subject matter experts.
MTA’s long term goals for improving customer experiences via accessibility, maintenance, and modernization efforts.
MTA's most recent results from their bi-annual customer survey.
Comprehensive set of strategies to help mitigate fare evasion.
MTA’s plan to reduce track trespassing.
PANYNJ’s strategies for providing world class customer service at airports.
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