Smart Cities Dive Brief – TransitScreen, Mobility Data form open transit data platform
- Washington, DC-based software company TransitScreen and nonprofit MobilityData announced they are collaborating on an open data platform that will share global public transit and mobility information. The partners have acquired TransitFeeds, the mobility data commons that serves 6 million data requests a year, to build the new OpenMobilityData platform.
- OpenMobilityData will fully integrate with transit data editors to allow for automatic data updates. It already boasts data from agencies across every continent.
- “The mobility industry badly needs an open data commons with integrated tools for creating and editing mobility information, just like you can edit Wikipedia,” Matt Caywood, CEO of TransitScreen, said in a statement. He compared OpenMobilityData to OpenStreetMap, the free, editable map of the world.