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March 21, 2017

Informally Run Transport Data for Gaborone and East London Live on the WhereIsMyTransport Platform

We are thrilled to announce that the WhereIsMyTransport platform now contains formal and informally run public transport data for Gaborone, Botswana, and East London, South Africa. These cities join Cape Town, whose entire minibus taxi network data was launched in February, integrated with formal networks and openly available for anyone to use. Our platform now supports 20 cities across Africa and the Middle East.

March 6, 2017

#AccessCPT Hackathon hosted by WhereIsMyTransport and Partners

The WhereIsMyTransport platform served as the foundation of numerous public transport projects during the Access Cape Town hackathon – hosted over March 3-5 by WhereIsMyTransport, Bandwidth Barn, KATO, Women in Tech Cape Town and sponsored by the City of Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority and Microsoft. As part of the Global Public Transport Hackathon Series, one member of grand prize winners FindMyTaxi will represent their idea at the Youth 4 Public Transport global hackathon in Montreal this May.

World First in Cape Town as WhereIsMyTransport Maps and Integrates Minibus Taxi Network
February 7, 2017

World First in Cape Town as WhereIsMyTransport Maps and Integrates Minibus Taxi Network

WhereIsMyTransport has achieved a world-first in Cape Town – fully mapping the city’s informally run minibus taxi network and integrating that data alongside all formal public transport data on an open platform. We mapped every minibus taxi route and common stopping point, and collected information about fares and frequency. All data is available through our open platform to anyone who wants to build an app, website or digital service. To mark this milestone, we created a schematic public transport map featuring the city’s most active routes. See the full map and read more about how we did it in our case study.

WhereIsMyTransport Attends Habitat III to Collect Global Grand Mobi Prize
October 17, 2016

WhereIsMyTransport Attends Habitat III to Collect Global Grand Mobi Prize

After winning the Global Grand Mobi Prize in October 2015, the WhereIsMyTransport team were invited to collect their award in Quito, Ecuador, at Habitat III – the United Nations Global Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development held every 20 years. The team also lent their experience of working with transport providers in emerging cities to the ICLEI EcoMobility workshops taking place at the event. 

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In The News

“WhereIsMyTransport have launched an online platform which they hope can drastically improve the daily commute for people in cities across Africa.” – BBC News Read More

“WhereIsMyTransport tracked more than 1,000 routes, which it uploaded to its open platform alongside formal transit routes.” – Wired Read More

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

“WhereIsMyTransport has already built a platform providing formal transport information for South African cities like Johannesburg, Tshwane, Cape Town and Durban.” – The Guardian Read More

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