Some are unaware of the depth and variety of technology available to transit agencies. While everyone agrees interoperability and improvements are necessary, there is a significant portion of the field that doesn’t understand how they can achieve it. There’s a simple solution: Application Programming Interfaces.
Often called APIs, they are one of the simplest ways to create a cohesive software system. But many within transportation don’t know about or cannot take advantage of API integrations due to antiquated software and hardware.
This is indicative of a major issue, but luckily, is easily remedied. This white paper explores what APIs are and what they can do for the public transportation industry.