Thanks for asking!
A few of months ago we met with SFMTA Director Reiskin and a few other senior members of the SFMTA staff and they were “blown away” by the project. Dealing with any city bureaucracy we anticipated some push-back, the usual “yes, but…”. We could not have asked for a better reception of the idea, though Director Reiskin made it clear that SFMTA could not pay for the application with its current budget shortfall and other challenges of opening up the project to a competitive bidding process.
We are pursuing private financing alternatives to make this happen and enable SFMTA be a pilot customer.
SFMTA responds that they want to make sure they’ve had time to evaluate the risk and make a sound decision. Hopefully we can prove to SFMTA the application’s usefulness and potential through a privately funded pilot study.