Challenge:
Transportation

Overview

This challenge is focused on how to increase ease of use and access to transit and expand travel options for New York City youth, seniors, and immigrants. Through various listening sessions this past fall, we consistently heard from constituents about the difficulty of navigating the City’s transportation network in order to access jobs, education, social services, and other opportunities. How might we use data and technology to make transit easier to use and develop innovative alternatives to supplement existing transit infrastructure?

Grand Prize Winner

On Board

On Board

On Board is a distributed passenger check-in system for New York City’s paratransit network (Access-A-Ride). By creating a public, independent database of passenger pickups, On Board empowers transit advocates to assess and improve service schedules and quality, and ensures a safer, more reliable ride for thousands of New Yorkers.

http://getonboard.nyc/

Judge's Choice Award

Dollar Van NYC

Dollar Van NYC is on a mission to improve access to low cost, reliable transportation for the approximately 900,000 New Yorkers living in “transit-starved” areas. Our multilingual Dollar Van app will provide real-time access to over 500 licensed NYC commuter vans who provide rides for as little as $2.

http://dollarvan.nyc

Finalist

Conductor

Conductor makes transit data more accurate and accessible to all. We aggregate data from a variety of sources (in some cases, creating it ourselves) in order to give riders more accurate directions and information. We then deliver that information in a range of formats, making it accessible to different communities.

http://getconductor.com

Mentors

Greg Drapeau
Greg Drapeau
Strategic Account Executive, Appnovation
Simon Mok
Simon Mok
Lead Consultant, Appnovation
Scott Weiss
Scott Weiss
Product Director, AREA 17
Florence Capinding
Florence Capinding
Senior Program Manager, Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC
Jessica Foss
Jessica Foss
Enrollment Specialist, Former Big Sister, Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC
Mayela Calderon
Mayela Calderon
Community Outreach Coordinator, Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC
Christian Noske
Christian Noske
Partner, BMW i Ventures
Taina Evans
Taina Evans
Coordinator for Older Adult Services, Brooklyn Public Library
Alana Farkas
Alana Farkas
Web Developer, Bureau Blank
Alex Kaufman
Alex Kaufman
Senior Designer, Bureau Blank
Ellery Mann
Ellery Mann
Designer, Bureau Blank
Genevieve Gaudet
Genevieve Gaudet
Product & Partnerships Lead, Bureau Blank
Jeffrey Miranda
Jeffrey Miranda
Project Manager, Bureau Blank
John Kester
John Kester
President, Bureau Blank
Kristen Demaline
Kristen Demaline
Senior Content Strategist, Bureau Blank
Allie Mahler
Allie Mahler
Founder & Program Designer, Community x Design
Adam Garner
Adam Garner
Campaigns Manager, DoSomething.org
Aki Zapata
Aki Zapata
Campaigns Associate, DoSomething.org
Joe Kent
Joe Kent
Software Engineer, DoSomething.org
Luke Patton
Luke Patton
Product Designer, DoSomething.org
Kevin Gessner
Kevin Gessner
Staff Software Engineer, Etsy Inc.
Josh Knowles
Josh Knowles
Founder, Frescher-Southern, Ltd.
Dara Adams
Dara Adams
Northeast Regional Director, FWD.us
Deirdre Shannon
Deirdre Shannon
Deputy National Organizing Director, FWD.us
Noelle Francois
Noelle Francois
Executive Director, Heat Seek NYC
Blake Arnold
Android Developer, Intersection
Kevin Green
Kevin Green
Product Owner, Intersection
Nick Colvin
Product Manager, Intersection
Chris Henry
Chris Henry
NYC Technologist, IssueVoter
Georges Clement
Georges Clement
Cofounder, JustFix NYC
Micah Boster
Micah Boster
COO, Kaptyn
Alexandra Meis
Alexandra Meis
Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, KinVolved
Deena Patel
Deena Patel
Analyst, Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics
Julie Ae Kim
Julie Ae Kim
Community Organizer, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
Sara Martin
Sara Martin
Immigrant Education and Workforce Program Manager, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
Edgar Patrick Landas
Edgar Patrick Landas
Tech Solutions Manager, Mayor’s Office of Tech & Innovation
Zenovia Earle
Zenovia Earle
Director of Public Affairs, NYC Department for the Aging
Preeti Birla
Preeti Birla
Director of Community Outreach & Partnerships, NYC Department of Education iZone
Sharmila Shah
Sharmila Shah
Data Manager, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Felipe Flores
Felipe Flores
User Experience Assistant Director at NYC’s Gov Lab & Studio at DoITT
Devon Braunstein
Devon Braunstein
Program Manager, Regulatory Reform, NYC Department of Small Business Services
Leah Yudin
Leah Yudin
Program Manager, Regulatory Reform, NYC Department of Small Business Services
Carlene Pinto
Carlene Pinto
Immigration Campaign Manager, New York Immigration Coalition
Murad Awawdeh
Murad Awawdeh
Director of Political Engagement, New York Immigration Coalition
Ayesha Kiani
Ayesha Kiani
Head of Business Development, Overlap
Emma McDonald
Emma McDonald
Art Director, Purpose
Jess McGhee
Jess McGhee
Senior Visual Designer, Purpose
Joonas Vitranen
Joonas Vitranen
Senior Designer, Purpose
Matt Allison
Matt Allison
Campaigner, Purpose
Oliver Ree
Oliver Ree
Lead User Experience Designer, Purpose
Rodrigo Camarena
Rodrigo Camarena
Strategy Director, Purpose
Ankaj Patidar
Ankaj Patidar
Software Development Manager, Queens Library
Christopher Carvey
Christopher Carvey
Director of Interactive Customer Experience, Queens Library
Dawn Mastoridis
Dawn Mastoridis
National Marketing Director, ReServe
Laura Traynor
Laura Traynor
Director, ReServe
Diosdado Gica
Diosdado Gica
Chief Program Officer, SAGE
Laura Dobrzynski-Gessner
Laura Dobrzynski-Gessner
Product Manager, Squarespace

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