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June 16, 2010 6 PM UPDATE 3 Visit http://nycctechcomm.wordpress.com/opengov/june2010hearing/ for more details. Visit http://nyccopendata.eventbrite.com to register. The hearing will be live webcasted and archived at www.livestream.com/nycctechcomm . The New York City Council Committee on Technology will hold an important hearing on open data standards for all city agencies at 10:00am on June 21, 2010 at 250 Broadway, New York, NY (across the from City Hall). This bill, Introduction 029-2010 (formerly Intro. 991-2009), is an effort to increase government transparency and facilitate easier access to public data.
We’ve been following the trend of transit agencies providing developer access to timetables, routes and more for some time. Big cities, like New York and Boston are on board and helping fuel new transit applications. There now seems to be more momentum, with organizations and influencers making the call for open data.