I can’t say I know a lot about poetry…but someone sent this along…so I figured “why not?”
It’s a poem called “Commuters”
Clever Commute has recently completed the development of a new product.
We now have the ability to deliver the aggregated content of all Clever Commute messages…in real-time
So, disaster recover professionals can have a “dashboard” which gives full visibility into the state of public transportation at the times when you need it (blackout, snowstorms, fires, etc).
The way it works: we start with the e-mail messages send among commuters…and we strip out the personally-identifiable info. The resulting product is a feed of data which allows DR professional to fully leverage the comprehensive info from the field.
Clever Commute [8:02 AM] Just announced switch problems
Clever Commute [8:25 AM] 7:46 Watchung to Penn due in at 8:26. 8:24 now and not yet to Secaucus.
Clever Commute [8:42 AM] Just announced Wire problems at the tunnel. One track is operating in and out
NJ Transit [8:48 AM]
NEC, NJCL and MidTOWN trains are subject to 10-15 minute delays in and out of New York due to an Amtrak overhead wire problem.
Sent: 8:45 AM
I was out in LA recently, and spent some time with the founder of MetroRider LA (a blog that promotes, supports, and critiques the burgeoning Transit Oriented Lifestyle forming in Los Angeles).
Read about it here.
Please be sure to share the good news about “LA Clever Commute” with anyone you
know in the LA area.
It’s really more of a getting-to-know-you period. Remember, the Clever Commute system has been running for years in other areas.
It can handle extremely high volumes (of messages and users)…and has helped many commuters through some of the most challenging times.
So…what will we do over the next two weeks?
Based on the other existing Clever Communities, we think its safe to say that the standard reasons for alerting your passengers will be relevant (e.g., service disruptions)
But…there may be other things local to your community….and that might require new approaches.
For example: one light rail community that I have talked to is exploring the idea of letting the community know that “the last train of the day has left the station”
For the next two weeks, we’ll keep the membership roster limited to members who received this mail.
Remember, for day-to-day use, there is only one address you need (the one address we shared with you at sign up).
Remember that messages sent among your community are identifiable by
…so you can use your e-mail software to filter / manage those as you please (both during this period as well as after we officially go live).
I think that’s about it. If I had to sum it up, I’d say the key points are
– it’s just us for the next 2 weeks
– send some test messages…get a feel for things
– find what works best to manage the mails that do come into your inbox
– send us feedback…we’re always looking for new ideas
The Clever Commute website and blog
All along the way – feedback at clevercommute [.] com