Published On: Tue, Jun 20th, 2017

Funds secured for SA cities digital mapping

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CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – WHERE Is My Transport, the public transport data and technology company, has announced an investment of £1,2 million to complete the digital mapping of informally-run public transport in South Africa’s major metropolitan areas.
Global Innovation Fund (GIF), Goodwell Investments and Bombardier have provided the funding.
In recognition of these achievements, WhereIsMyTransport has received the International Transport Forum “Promising Transport Innovation Award” and a place in the prestigious NewCities “Global Urban Innovators” initiative.
Devin de Vries, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of WhereIsMyTransport, said digitalised information enables individuals and organisations to improve access to mobility for millions of people.
“Completing the mapping of informally run networks in South Africa’s major metropolitan areas is a milestone for WhereIsMyTransport. We invite partners to join us in utilising this data and initiating projects in other cities,” said de Vries.
Data from the Gauteng city region launches on the WhereIsMyTransport platform in August, joining Cape Town, East London, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Bloemfontein.
Alix Zwane, Chief Executive Officer of GIF, commented: “Poor mass transit disproportionally affects those living in the developing world, who either spend a greater portion of their income on motorised transport, or cannot afford to use it at all.”

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