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public transport data

from African cities
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Data Collection

Create accurate information from formal and informally run public transport networks with our efficient and effective data collection.

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Data Access

Make informed decisions and enrich data tools with our unique public transport data which accurately reflects mobility in African cities.

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Journey Planning

Offer journey planning services using our reliable timetable, frequency and fare data for formal and informally run public transport modes.

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Awards


Winner 2017

Global Urban Innovator, New Cities Foundation

Winner 2016

Promising Transport Innovation Award, International Transport Forum

Winner 2015

African Climate Solver, WWF

South African Winner, 2015

Startup Tel Aviv

Winner, 2015

Global Grand Mobi Prize

Top 3, 2015

FT/IFC Sustainable Business Awards

Top 3, 2008

Microsoft Imagine Cup Global Final

"The WhereIsMyTransport platform has enabled Transport for Cape Town to offer our citizens a transport app that rivals those found anywhere in the world.”

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In The News


BBC

"WhereIsMyTransport have launched an online platform which they hope can drastically improve the daily commute for people in cities across Africa."

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wired

"WhereIsMyTransport tracked more than 1,000 routes, which it uploaded to its open platform alongside formal transit routes."

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The Guardian

"WhereIsMyTransport has already built a platform providing formal transport information for South African cities like Johannesburg, Tshwane, Cape Town and Durban."

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Wall Street Journal

"New technologies—from big data to mobile-payment systems to geolocation-enabled smartphones—are helping to make some of these informal networks safer and more efficient."

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Quartz

“WhereIsMyTransport has mapped Cape Town’s transport systems to create an integrated system, incorporating train, bus and minibus taxi routes.”

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CityLab

“WhereIsMyTransport is on a mission to improve emerging cities’ transit systems through big data.”

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Disrupt Africa

“WhereIsMyTransport has mapped the entire public transport network of Cape Town, integrating data from both formal and informally-run transport.”

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Bloomberg

“WhereIsMyTransport’s staff jump onto passenger vans to track routes or mine global positioning data gathered from mobile phones.”

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City Metric

“WhereIsMyTransport both improves experience for users and provides emerging cities with crucial transportation data for better planning.”

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Next City

"WhereIsMyTransport has already built a platform providing formal transport information for South African cities like Johannesburg, Tshwane, Cape Town and Durban."

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Fortune

“Thanks to the spread of mobile and mapping technology, these informal systems can be upgraded.”

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Fast Company

“One of South Africa's most innovative companies, for connecting cities, operators, and commuters.”

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Case Study

Integrating the informal: how we collected Cape Town’s minibus taxi network data.

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Our Blog

Public transport ideas to address present and future challenges in emerging cities.

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Free E-book

Digitalising mobility data: an unprecedented opportunity to rethink public transport.

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