Saint Paul Commuter Market

by Jack Ray | Apr 03, 2013
| 2 Comments

Summary:

This would be an website and app that would allow commuters to compare various options for getting to work on a given day. The application would use realtime data on congestion, weather, and the individuals current priority (fastest, cheapest, lowest carbon, etc.)to amke a suggestion on how to get to work that day. I am not talking about only route planning, but an app that will compare biking, taling a cab, the bus or train, carpooling or ride share. Eventually, you could incorporate dynamic pricing and providers of transit could bid for the chance to get you to work that morning.This would work kinda like Google's instaneous auctions for Adwords.

Eventually, when congestion pricing comes to our metro area, the various costs could be

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About You

First Name

Jack

Last Name

Ray

City

Minneapolis

County

Hennepin

Country

United States

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City of Saint Paul

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Organization Phone

651-266-8968

Organization Address

15 West Kellogg Blvd

City

Saint Paul

Organization Country

United States, MN

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Title of your idea

Saint Paul Commuter Market

Give us the highlights of your idea for making Saint Paul great (2,000 characters maximum or approx. 250 words)

This would be an website and app that would allow commuters to compare various options for getting to work on a given day. The application would use realtime data on congestion, weather, and the individuals current priority (fastest, cheapest, lowest carbon, etc.)to amke a suggestion on how to get to work that day. I am not talking about only route planning, but an app that will compare biking, taling a cab, the bus or train, carpooling or ride share. Eventually, you could incorporate dynamic pricing and providers of transit could bid for the chance to get you to work that morning.This would work kinda like Google's instaneous auctions for Adwords.
Eventually, when congestion pricing comes to our metro area, the various costs could be

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Innovation

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What makes your idea different or unexpected? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

I don't think any one has put these pieces together like this before. The technology is just now reaching a point where this type of online, real-time market can work for an application like this.

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How will your idea make a difference in Saint Paul? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

As people all across the metro are able to optimize their transportation choices based on real-time, dynamic data the whole local system will become more efficient, and therefore less costly and more funmctional for everyone.

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Why do you think people will recognize or remember your idea after it comes to life? How might it inspire others to do something similar in their community? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

I think we will see a time when using an app like this will be standard anytime we decide to go somewhere. Let's develop it first here in Saint Paul.

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