Check out tools like onebusaway, or transit time prediction engine(can someone post a link?)
The size of UMass Transit is perfect size for Dispatching.
Matt MValidation of GTFSRT and Analysis of accuracy can be difficult. Some companies and agencies are working on this problem but nobody indicated it was Open.
Patrick GAgile Development helps for helping turn Ideas into realities based on user's perspectives.
MTA found it best to ease people into Agile by asking for user stories in a specific format vs the Here is "Agile and you have to do it."
KAdam WConcern expressed that development from drivers-turned-developers, and reliance on CS and computing staff across campus puts "blinders" on potential UX/UI alternatives; potential strength of adopting a standardized backend infrastructure, stack etc is that it could provide a firm foundation for experimentation and discovery around interfaces, UI and app capabilities, leveraging more of UMass's other departments' expertise (design, art, etc)
FOSS4G - free and open-source software 4 geospatial. 2017's going to be in Boston, UMass team encouraged to participate/present