Solution for Local Transit Agencies, Cities and the Public in General to Build their Own Transit Display

Government:

Miami-Dade County

Category:

Communications, Digitization, IoT, Mobile App, Mobility, Open Gov, Resident Engagment

Budget:

Budget Exists

Procurement Method:

RFP
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Application Period:

October 16, 2019 - November 20, 2019

Q&A Period:

October 16, 2019 - November 6, 2019

Challenge

The Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works is seeking a universal solution to increase real-time transit service visibility for our residents and visitors across Miami-Dade County.

Background

In Miami-Dade County, the Department of Transportation and Public Works acts as the main provider of public transport for the County and its 34 individual municipalities.  However, most of the municipalities have started to run their own municipal circulator service within their jurisdiction.  Some are as large as operating with 49 vehicles during peak periods, while most of them just have a few vehicles in operation.  As of 2019, there are 25 municipal circulators serving 29 municipalities within Miami-Dade County.   There is currently no consistency as to how municipalities gather and share their real-time transit information.

There are over 7,500 bus stops in Miami-Dade County and trying to bring real-time information to each has shown to be an insurmountable task. 

Requirements & Outcome

The Department of Transportation and Public Works seeks a solution that would have the following outcomes::
  • A software solution that enable anyone to create a custom transit display
  • Works seamlessly among different operating systems and display configurations
  • Provides a registration option to users
  • Provide access to transit data across all local providers, including but not limited to estimated time of arrival and service alerts
  • Provide access to other mobility data, including but not limited to availability of docked and dockless micromobility providers in the vicinity 
  • Provide different configurable layouts for maximum flexibility
  • Do not include paid advertisements in display