Clever Commute Explained

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The one-liner: We offer an online service for suburban public transit commuters. We have two primary consumer offerings:

(1) A free mobile app which combines crowdsourced info with real-time data from the transit providers (more info)
(2) Value-added tools and metrics (via Clever Commute Premium)

More info: Back in 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 the people who can help us.

Clever Commute was born as a handshake agreement among a handful of commuters. It is now a part of the fabric of the commute.

Over the years, we have grown and expanded, and added new data sources. We have gone well beyond crowdsourcing.
We recognize that several of the transit providers already have alerting systems in place…and Clever Commute does not try to replace that. In many cases, we provide one-stop shopping for the commuter by integrating that info from the rail/bus companies.

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.

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