Via announced today that it has acquired Citymapper, the UK-based journey planning app.
The Citymapper acquisition accelerates Via’s vision to build the end-to-end digital infrastructure for transit systems, according to the company's news release.
While Via’s software enables cities and transit agencies to plan and operate their public transit networks, Citymapper allows transit riders the ability to navigate the urban transport network through apps.
By integrating Citymapper into its platform, Via will be able to connect all elements of a transit system.
More than 50 million users in over 100 cities have used Citymapper to plan their journeys. Users can plan a trip based on transit mode, arrival time, trip duration, and cost.
Citymapper’s technology and algorithms incorporate real-time public transit data and take into account information on disruptions and delays.
The Citymapper product will be integrated into Via’s TransitTech platform. Cities and transit agencies will have access to Via’s software platform which enables them to plan transit networks that are responsive, to operate smart multi-modal transportation systems, and to use data to continually enhance performance.
“The team at Citymapper has spent a decade building some of the greatest technology in urban mobility, with the mission to make cities easier to navigate and urban transportation more efficient, sustainable, and accessible,” said Azmat Yusuf, Citymapper founder/CEO. “We share this vision with Via, and through this acquisition, can expand Citymapper to a larger audience, make our technology available to cities and transit agencies, and extend the positive impact on the communities we serve.”
Via’s acquisition of Citymapper follows its acquisitions of Remix in 2021 and Fleetonomy in 2020.
“We have the utmost respect for the product and user experience that Azmat and his team have built,” said Daniel Ramot, Via co-founder/CEO. “By bringing our teams together, we see an exciting opportunity to deliver Citymapper’s capabilities to cities and transit agencies all over the world, so that they can create the most user-friendly and relevant transit experience for their communities.”
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