How a mobile commencement site helped Yale handle a train crash

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When a train derailment on the eve of Yale’s graduation weekend cut off rail service to New Haven, Conn., a mobile website specially designed for commencement gave visitors real-time travel information.

The site had been created to give commencement guests access to event schedules, interactive maps, parking information, and directions via their smartphones. Commencement speeches by New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker (’97) and Yale President Richard Levin also were streamed live on the site.