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At the MTA developer conference last night, the founder of Clever Commute presented his startup which helps transit riders learn about delays and other updates quicker than the transit agencies can provide. Currently the service is focused on New Jersey Transit and the commuter rail in NYC.
The concept behind Clever Commute is relatively simple – you are sitting on a train or bus in New Jersey and a traffic jam appears in front of you or the conductor makes an announcement that delays will be more than 15 minutes. You use your mobile phone to send an email to Clever Commute with the time, transit line and the nature of the issue. Clever Commute sends out emails to all of their members who have requested information about that line or region.
The application is free and the founder notes that he has signed deals with local radio and television stations to provide their reports to the stations to share with their viewers and listeners. They are also generating revenue through ads that are placed below the alerts.
Here’s the video overview of Clever Commute:
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