At our first event, it was announced that ETS was releasing route & schedule information in the Google Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) format for everyone to use. You can learn more and download the data here. You can also see the presentation and read some background information here.

We’re holding a competition for software developers interested in working with this data! If you create something with the GTFS data released by ETS, submit it to and you could win! Here’s what you need to submit:

  • A high-level design document or overview
  • A link to the app or an installer so we can try it

Prizes include:

  • 1st Place: 6 months of free transit
  • 2nd Place: 4 months of free transit
  • 3rd Place: 2 months of free transit

To clarify, that’s 6 months for the team as a whole, not for each individual on the team!

The deadline for the competition is November 30, 2009.

More details coming soon!