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D.C. Metro ‘loses’ trains on purpose in data released to app developers, unheard of elsewhere

Developers of a real-time map of Metrorail trains find the data released by the regional transit agency to be “faulty, unreliable and riddled with holes," according to a Washington Post report.

The app, dubbed “MetroHero,” is available for Android and Apple devices.

Metro makes its data on individual trains available to developers, but, according to the paper, users here have found some trains “disappear” from the data, affecting the rest of the data on trains’ wait times. Continue…