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Clever Commute Explained

Contact: Joshua Crandall
joshua dot crandall at emailworld dot org

The one-liner: A suite of smartphone-based services for mass-transit commuters. We have two primary offerings:

(1) A curated clearinghouse of real-time user-generated alerts
(2) Value-added premium tools and metrics

In January of 2006, on the morning after a particularly tough evening commute home, I stood on the train platform and saw people I “knew” doing the same thing as me: waiting for the train…reading their Blackberries.
It became clear to me on that morning:

Technology gives us the ability to be connected…but we’re oftentimes not connected to each other.

Clever Commute was born as a handshake agreement¬†among a handful of commuters. It is now a national network…and is a part of the fabric of the commute.

It is more of an “alerting” network rather than a “social” one…and people love the fact that it is purpose-built.

We recognize that several of the transit providers already have alerting systems in place…and Clever Commute does not try to replace that.

Since 2006, we have expanded Clever Commute to include NJ Transit (all trains and several bus lines), Metro North, LIRR and several buses, ferries and light rail lines.
It is also now fully “live” in Chicago & Boston. We are in various stages of deployment in Baltimore/DC, San Francisco, Portland, and Los Angeles.

We have over 6,000 7,500 9,000 11,000 17,000 20,000 participants…and it is literally growing every day.

Info on our premium service.