Winners at App Quest 3.0

We are super excited and honored that we won prizes in TWO categories in the App Quest 3.0 competition! TravAlarm won the Best Crowdsourced App category and was runner-up in the Best Consumer/Transit Rider App category.
App Quest 3.0 is a world-wide competition that helps to start the development of new mobile applications or solutions that can help improve commutes for the millions of riders through New York City. This year’s competition was sponsored by AT&T, Transit Wireless, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and New York University’s Center for Urban Science and Progress. Forty-three teams from 10 countries entered The App Quest 3.0 contest which gave out $50,000 in prize money.
“The real winners out of this challenge are MTA customers,” said Thomas F. PrendergastMTA Chairman and CEO. “We are delighted that so many talented and enthusiastic tech teams dedicated their energies toward helping our customers. Apps offer a very exciting and powerful potential to assist our customers and improve their experiences with us, and we want to encourage the development of great apps.” A panel of leading experts in digital, transit and tech from across the state judged the competition. MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast and Marissa Shorenstein, New York State President of AT&T announced the winners at an awards ceremony and app demonstration in Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall, where they were joined by New York State Chief Digital Officer & Deputy Secretary for Technology Rachel Haot, Transit Wireless CEO William Bayne, App Quest judges and design teams.

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