TransitScreen is thrilled to announce that Michael Smith, currently the Principal of Transitime.org, has joined TransitScreen as a Strategic Advisor. Michael has over 15 years of experience in providing real-time public transportation information having been the Director of Engineering, CTO, and General Manager of NextBus.
"Instead of spending more and more money on buses, it is far more cost effective to improve service by letting passengers know what bus routes are nearby and when the buses will be arriving. Better information is the key. That is why I am excited about TransitScreen." - Michael Smith
Currently with Transittime.org, an open-source and open-data platform for creating real-time transit information, Michael has helped create a system intended for complicated situations such as found in developing countries. He is also working with the World Bank on the Open Transport project to collect high-quality transport data with minimal effort and cost, as well as to conduct robust data analyses to make rational investment, operations, and planning decisions.
"We are excited to welcome Mike Smith to our team as a valued Strategic Advisor. His industry experience and knowledge of real-time technology will be an invaluable resource as the company continues to grow." - Ryan Croft, VP, Business Development of TransitScreen