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By Natalia Quintero, Director, Transit Tech Lab
I’m thrilled to share that I have joined the Transit Tech Lab as founding director!
For years I have followed work at the intersection of technology and government. When I learned about the lab I knew it was a special opportunity to take on a big challenge and take a shot at transforming transit in New York City.
‘A dire need’ for new products to fix subway delays and move buses through congested streets
New York’s subways and buses are in crisis. As it copes with cascading delays, traffic congestion, and declines in ridership, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is seeking salvation from an unlikely source: the tech sector. On Wednesday, the MTA announced the creation of “the nation’s first Transit Tech Lab,” an accelerator designed to vet new high-tech products designed to help improve the nation’s largest public transit system.
A Digital Sandbox To Build New Transit Solutions
Learn More at transitinnovation.org; Apply by November 30, 2018
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's executive leadership team and the city’s business community, represented by the Partnership for New York City, today announced the launch of the nation’s first Transit Tech Lab. The Lab’s purpose is to identify and test promising new technology and other products that will accelerate modernization of New York’s public transportation network and contribute to improved services and a better customer experience.