SNAPPatx (Social Networking and Planning Project) is a project of Texas Citizen Fund, an Austin based non-profit and funded by a Federal Transit Administration grant. SNAPPatx works collaboratively with the City of Austin and partners with other non-profit organizations, blogs, media outlets, and interested parties to make sure as many people as possible have the opportunity to snappabout Austin mobility.
The SNAPPatx mission is to create an easy and convenient way for people to express their opinions, learn from others, and decide the most strategic options for transportation, mobility, and rail in Austin.
SNAPPatx uses social media to get people talking about transportation. It also–and this is really the fascinating part–will track the types of transportation conversation trends that emerge through twitter, blogs, facebook, etc., and use the data to inform, shape and improve Austin’s Strategic Mobility Plan.