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Barbeau, S. and S. Polzin
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Public transportation agencies increasingly use software to support mobility services. This may include trip planners, geocoders, and timetables. A report at the 2020 TRB conference by analysts at the Center for Urban Transportation Research performed a study looking at how open-source software (OSS) has evolved into production deployments at transit agencies, including a look at the risks and opportunities when compared to closed-source software. To research this area, the analysts interviewed over a dozen public and private sector stakeholders, reviewed Federal Transit Administration's Mobility on Demand (MOD) Sandbox projects, and investigated perceived risks of OSS. They developed a list of benefits based on their research.

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Public transportation agencies increasingly use software to support mobility services. This may include trip planners, geocoders, and timetables. A report at the 2020 TRB conference by analysts at the Center for Urban Transportation Research performed a study looking at how open-source software (OSS) has evolved into production deployments at transit agencies, including a look at the risks and opportunities when compared to closed-source software. To research this area, the analysts interviewed over a dozen public and private sector stakeholders, reviewed Federal Transit Administration's Mobility on Demand (MOD) Sandbox projects, and investigated perceived risks of OSS. They developed a list of recommendations based on their research.

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Center for Urban Transportation Research
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Open Source Software in Public Transportation: A Case Study
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