Traffic has increased in New York City and bus lanes are often blocked. As a result, buses travel more slowly than ever. In midtown Manhattan, the average bus speed is as low as 3.4 mph, comparable to a New Yorker's walking speed.
The Transit Tech Lab seeks applications from companies with innovative technologies to make public buses faster and more efficient, especially in bus lanes. Potential opportunities include the use of 3,300 existing MobileView cameras or other cameras on buses and computer vision to identify bus lane obstructions, sensors such as lidar and radar, connected infrastructure and assets, route analysis and modeling, demand-based systems, streamlined ticketing and more.
Please join us for an information session on November 14. In addition to background on the application process and criteria, you’ll hear from leaders at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Transit Tech Lab.
How many cameras currently exist on New York City Transit (NYCT) buses?
What does a sample video from a NYCT forward-facing camera look like?
What are the parameters for drawing electricity on buses?
What are the parameters for installing hardware on buses?
What are the parameters for accessing connectivity on moving buses?
What are the connectivity and power drawing options and restrictions in bus depots?