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Denver Metro RTD Delivers Predictive Stop Times with Oracle API Platform

Erin Prewitt
Product Marketing Manager

For many years, Denver Metro Regional Transportation District has been at the cutting edge of new technology, highly focused on delivering an excellent experience to their riders. Keeping the trains and buses running on time is no small task, and RTD takes that very seriously. 

In this video, CTO Rahul Sood sat down to talk about how Denver Metro RTD provides public transportation to eight counties in the metropolitan area of Denver. The public agency serves the transportation needs of over 2.8 million people, with services including bus, rail, shuttles, ADA paratransit services and more. The innovative solution that they developed using the Oracle Platform provides railway location data as well as predictive stop data that the District can publish to consumers, easing their commutes and letting them know of any challenges as soon as possible. This stop prediction data employs predictive algorithms to alert people waiting at a bus stop about arrival times for the next three buses to make planning a little bit easier. Not only that, but by partnering with the robust development community that exists in Denver, RTD has been able to provide this data to its riders through easy to use mobile apps.

Denver Metro has invested in API-First Design & Management with the Oracle API Platform to allow developers to easily access & find APIs. Their design-first approach to develop useful APIs results in

  • 2.5 million API calls/month
  • Publication of 1 billion predictions/year to users
  • Half a billion locations published

 

This gives both developers & riders an easy way to see what is out there, whether that is the right API for the job or the next bus coming down the road. Denver Metro's developers get an easy way to design & test APIs for their developer community to leverage in apps and services, all while assured that their systems and data are protected from unnecessary & unauthorized usage and attacks through security policies like OAuth 2.0.  API Managers are able to monitor & control APIs by determining access roles, all from a central dashboard.

To find out more, watch video here.

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