The organization welcomes more than 25 members and launches workshops around the world.
MONTREAL, March 3, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - MobilityData, a non-profit organization that works to increase access to information for public transportation riders and improve mobility, has secured the support of major partners in North America and Europe. More than 25 organizations have joined MobilityData in a global collaboration to improve traveler information.
"We opened membership in November 2019 and are excited by the response for the work we do. Our ambition is to bring together members who will shape data standards. The enthusiasm expressed by organizations around the world speaks to the significance of working together to increase access to mobility information," explains Leo Frachet, Executive Director of MobilityData.
A global collaboration
MobilityData organizes workshops each year for its members, providing opportunities to come together on different continents to discuss shared challenges and build the MobilityData roadmap, which guides the organization's work to improve traveler information. The roadmap includes supporting improvements and adoption of standardized data formats, collaboration between stakeholders, and the development of free software. Major 2020 workshops on public transit and shared mobility will include: San Francisco, United-States, in July, Berlin, Germany, in September, and Tokyo, Japan, in Fall.
A diverse membership
More than 25 organizations joined MobilityData to date, and several more are expected to join in the coming weeks. Members include a wide variety of stakeholders such as transportation agencies, software vendors, developers of mobility apps, cities and NPOs, all of which have improving mobility at the heart of their mandate. Current members, listed by level of sponsorship, include:
Diamond: Apple*, Google*
Bronze+: IBI Group*, Ito World*, Trillium Solutions*
Bronze: Token Transit*, Transit App*, Lyft
Iron+: LA Metro*, Metro Transit*, Oregon Department of Transportation*
Iron: GMV Syncromatics, Interline Technologies, Kisio Etudes & Conseil, Kisio Digital
Public and non-profit members registered without sponsorship: AC Transit, Aléop (Pays de la Loire Regional Council), Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona, Anaheim Transportation Network, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap, La Fabrique des Mobilités, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, NUMO (World Resources Institute), Rocky Mountain Institute, Société de transport de Laval, Société de transport de Montréal, Trafiklab, University of South Florida.
*: Voting members
MobilityData began in 2015 as a project of the Rocky Mountain Institute and became an independent Canadian non-profit in 2019. MobilityData brings together and supports mobility stakeholders such as transport agencies, software vendors, mobility apps and cities to standardize and expand data formats for public transport and shared mobility, such as GTFS and GBFS. MobilityData's achievements include industry-endorsed Best Practices for GTFS, the launch of the global open data repository OpenMobilityData.org (in partnership with TransitScreen), and the official adoption of GTFS-Pathways.
SOURCE MobilityData IO
For further information: Elisabeth Poirier-Defoy, Director, Community and Partnership, [email protected], +1 (514) 241-6987 (EST)