Have a great idea for a mobile app or mash-up using Metro’s transit data? Put your skills to the test and enter the Metro Developer Challenge for a chance to win a cash prize of up to $2,000!

Metro released route, schedule, bike, bus arrival and trip planning data to the public in an effort to enable greater public use of Los Angeles County transit planning information and spur transit ridership countywide. Metro is now challenging developers to create useful tools and applications with its data.

If you are interested, you can attend a Q&A session on Thursday, March 31st at Metro Headquarters in Downtown LA.

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
6-7:30 pm

Metro Headquarters
One Gateway Plaza
Board Overflow Room, 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012-2952

Contest entries must be submitted May 20th, 2011.

For detailed contest information, visit www.metro.net/challenge.