2019 Transit Tech Lab

Following a global competition in 2019, in which nearly 100 companies participated, six finalists were selected for the inaugural class of the Transit Tech Lab. Over eight weeks, the companies worked closely with New York City Transit and MTA personnel to test how their products could improve service and customer communications.

2019 Transit Tech Lab

Following a global competition in 2019, in which nearly 100 companies participated, six finalists were selected for the inaugural class of the Transit Tech Lab. Over eight weeks, the companies worked closely with New York City Transit and MTA personnel to test how their products could improve service and customer communications.

By the Numbers

100

Nearly 100 applicants

16

Semifinalists

6

Finalists

4

Pilots

Transit Tech Lab Challenges

In 2018, we accepted applications to solve challenges within the New York City public transportation system. Four companies will pilot their technologies with the MTA. 

Axon Vibe
Preteckt
Remix
veovo
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Subway Challenge

How can we better predict subway incident impacts and serve customers?

Two companies, Axon Vibe and Veovo, will pilot their technologies with the MTA for the Subway Challenge.

Subway Challenge

How can we better predict subway incident impacts and serve customers?

Two companies, Axon Vibe and Veovo, will pilot their technologies with the MTA for the Subway Challenge.

Axon Vibe mobile app

Axon Vibe

Provides a smartphone app that helps riders plan journeys and alerts them to disruptions based on their location. If service is changed, the app shows alternative options for reaching the rider’s destination.

Veovo sensor installation at Court St subway station

Veovo

Instantly measures the number of passengers moving through a subway station to identify crowding and make service more efficient. The MTA can use this information to improve safety on platforms, change train distribution, and plan more efficient stations. 

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Bus Challenge

How can we make buses faster and more efficient?

Two companies, Preteckt and Remix, will pilot their technologies with the MTA for the Bus Challenge.

Bus Challenge

How can we make buses faster and more efficient?

Two companies, Preteckt and Remix, will pilot their technologies with the MTA for the Bus Challenge.

preteckt

Preteckt

Studies vehicle data from buses to predict system failures at least 48 hours before the Check Engine light is activated and the bus must be removed from service. Preteckt’s insights have the potential to reduce time spent on maintenance, prevent service disruptions and reduce fleet costs.

remix

Remix

Provides software for designing transit systems that enables MTA planners to more quickly and efficiently produce the bus network redesign outlined in the Fast Forward NYC Plan. To ensure equitable access and support public engagement, Remix’s technology uses public demographic data and generates easy-to-understand transit maps for community feedback.