An article I wrote for Shareable.net covers the rise of open data policies and publication by cities in the US after years of cost recovery schemes.
From the article:
Apple’s decision to drop transit trip planning in iOS 6 will definitely have fallout beyond its immediate battle with Google, but transit riders in cities that provide open transit data should still have free and open alternatives for trip planning. Although there are still some holdouts, more and more cities are seeing the benefits of open data strategies. With organizations like OpenPlans and City Go Round offering assistance and software to transit authorities, I’m confident that we’ll see the continued growth and adoption of open transit data products over the next few years.