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Our datasources (it’s more than crowdsourced)

Our datasources (it’s more than crowdsourced)

The beauty of Clever Commute is that we offer riders the full 360 degree view of their commute…with control over how/when the information is delivered to them. Clever Commute originally started as a crowdsoucing company…but we have gone well beyond that. Here is a closer look: User-generated content – We have tens of thousands ofRead more about Our datasources (it’s more than crowdsourced)[…]

Our premium service lets you manage the alerts from your transit provider

Our premium service lets you manage the alerts from your transit provider

This is another feature of Clever Commute Premium. Yes, your transit provider may indeed publish travel alerts on their web site. They may even e-mail some of them. But when you give them your e-mail address, you also may get unsolicited mails from them (promotions, corporate comms, etc). We solve for that, and ALSO give youRead more about Our premium service lets you manage the alerts from your transit provider[…]

Inside Track – Track Number Predictions

Inside Track – Track Number Predictions

For trains departing NY’s Penn Station, the transit providers have a stated policy of releasing each train’s track number assignment “10-15 minutes prior” to the scheduled departure time. However, that is a guideline…not a guarantee. Some trains are announced just a few minutes in advance. Also, there are instances where the train number is known byRead more about Inside Track – Track Number Predictions[…]

Watch this space (and be amazed)

Watch this space (and be amazed)

In the Summer of 2012, as a member of NJ Transit’s Developer program, Clever Commute built an app which gave commuters track number information in advance of being announced by NJT. The information Clever Commute shared came directly from a NJT datafeed…and was delivered to the commuters in compliance with the NJT/Clever Commute partnership agreement.  Both sides openlyRead more about Watch this space (and be amazed)[…]

The 1% (not THAT 1%) and “why bus riders will love The Inside Track”

The 1% (not THAT 1%) and “why bus riders will love The Inside Track”

Summary: Crowdsourcing is one important component of Clever Commute. However, when you use our premium service, you get the benefit of other datafeeds / sources. [Premium service = The Inside Track. See all the features. Sign up here. More info] More: In Internet culture, there is a rule of thumb pertaining to participation in an internet community. ItRead more about The 1% (not THAT 1%) and “why bus riders will love The Inside Track”[…]

Enhanced Twitter integration

Enhanced Twitter integration

As a premium feature, Clever Commute follows the relevant transit providers on Twitter. We then give you to ability to opt-in/opt-out of each. The content is then delivered to you according to your preferences (e.g, time-of-day, day-of-week, snooze/pause-resume, text, e-mail etc). For example: DeCamp Bus lines ONLY shares info via their Twitter – @DeCampBusLines.  However,Read more about Enhanced Twitter integration[…]