Code the Road: A Visit with the Chicago Department of Transportation Recap

After meeting with developers in Chicago last week, we paid a visit to the Chicago Department of Transportation who is currently using the Google Maps APIs to coordinate their public projects. We parked our bus in front of their building in downtown Chicago to let all passersby come into the bus and look at how the DOT is executing the great infrastructure changes happening in their city.

We had the pleasure of meeting with William Cheaks, First Deputy Commissioner, Chicago Department of Transportation and Larry Olszak, Director of IT, Chicago Department of Transportation, to talk to us about how they use Google Maps APIs to help manage the city of Chicago’s infrastructure projects.


We also had a great surprise at the event—our friends at grubHub stopped by to bring the crew some delicious donuts. It was sweet treat to brighten everyone’s day. Even better, they used the Google Maps APIs delivered to us!

We’re looking forward to seeing you at one of our future stops. Join us in McLean, Virginia at Hilton Worldwide Headquarters on June 22 from 7am to 10am for a tour of the bus.

Posted by Hena Haines, Associate Product Marketing Manager, Google Maps APIs