Big data platform, Swiftly, and Transit, the app used by millions to get around cities without using their own car, announced a partnership to get real-time data in the hands of riders and transit agencies.
Through the strategic partnership, Transit and Swiftly will provide riders with a better experience and agencies with more insight into how to improve operational efficiency. The partnership is designed to enable transit agencies to dramatically enhance the passenger experience quickly and inexpensively without having to install costly new hardware onboard vehicles. Rather, by providing riders with more accurate data and a seamless mobile app, agencies can dramatically improve the rider experience.
With Transit, riders see nearby options and departure times in big text and bright colors. Users can easily navigate their city, aided by accurate real-time bus ETAs and trip planning, plus step-by-step navigation with Transit’s GO feature. Transit brings multimodal options from different operators together into one app, including public transit, car-share, ride-hail, bike-share, and scooters. The ease-of-use has made Transit a hit with riders, and the app has millions of active users in more than 200 cities worldwide.
With Swiftly, transit professionals get up to 30% more accurate real-time predictions, allowing them to provide passengers with the highest quality information. Swiftly is a transit reliability platform that lets agencies analyze their transit systems in new ways. It only takes a few minutes to start making a network more reliable — from improving passenger-facing predictions, to reducing bunching and gapping, and increasing on-time performance.
The partnership builds upon existing collaborations between Swiftly and Transit in cities including Boston, San Jose, and Baltimore, with Swiftly powering real-time predictions for agencies that have officially endorsed Transit as the best app for riders. The new partnership will extend the same high-quality information and rider experience to more cities.
Originally posted on Metro Magazine