Let’s be clear, the problem is not construction, the problem is too many people want to drive private and often single occupancy vehicles to and from work in the central business district. The problem is also that there are not sufficient fast and convenient public transit options. Software cannot solve these two problems. We need to fund more transit options and create serious disincentives for people to drive SOVs into the CBD every day.
Here is my free advice: make parking cost a minimum of $25/day in the CBD. That will modify behavior. Pass a transit package that will increase frequency and reliability of mass transit. Build more mass transit with dedicate, grade separated right-of-way.
We don’t need more hackathons with largely homogeneous groups of coders and tech people trying to solve problems with software that actually require policy solutions.