Via seeks route forward with Citymapper

Acquisition brings together public transit planning software and user journey app
Classification & Data Collection / March 21, 2023
By Adam Hill
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Citymapper users have a combination of public transit, walking, cycling, scooters, taxis and other locally available options (© Maria Barski |

Via has acquired Citymapper, the UK-based journey planning app.

Via’s software enables cities and transit agencies to plan and operate public transit networks, and the company says more than 50 million users in over 100 cities have used Citymapper, founded in 2012, to plan their journeys - using a combination of public transit, walking, cycling, scooters, taxis, and other locally available options.

It will be integrated into Via’s TransitTech platform.

Users can plan a trip based on criteria such as transit mode, arrival time, trip duration and cost, and the app incorporates real-time public transit data and takes into account information on disruptions and delays

‍Via co-founder and CEO Daniel Ramot says: “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.”

‍“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 Citymapper founder and CEO Azmat Yusuf.

“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 acquired Remix in 2021 and Fleetonomy in 2020.

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