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Coronavirus derails public transport ridership worldwide

According to data collated by Israeli mobility app company Moovit, public transport ridership has decreased significantly in major cities around the world.

The Straits Times, 25 Mar 2020

Coronavirus has killed off public transportation across the Western world

Ridership has plunged more than 80% on major public transportation systems in European and US cities since Jan. 15, according to data from Moovit, an urban mobility app with 750 million users, a stark indication of how the coronavirus pandemic has brought urban life to a standstill.

Quartz, 24 Mar 2020

The best Android apps 2020: photo editing, recipes, fitness and much more

Moovit isn’t new, but if you ever use public transport it’s an Android app that's well worth knowing about. Simply type a destination and Moovit will give you a selection of ways to get there, using all the public transport routes available.

Tech Radar, 24 Mar 2020

Report reveals change in public transit demand since COVID-19 outbreak

Moovit has released a report about the repercussions of coronavirus on public transit ridership, relative to the typical usage before the outbreak began, and some of the results are said to be surprisingly drastic.

Intelligent Transport, 20 Mar 2020

Transit operators to seek emergency bailout as ridership revenue plunges

A report released Thursday, based on location data shared anonymously by users of the trip-planning app Moovit, pegged Toronto’s transit ridership decline over the last 10 days at 28 per cent, and accelerating.

The Globe and Mail, 20 Mar 2020

Transit Companies Need Bailouts Just As Much As Airline Industry, Says Transport Body

According to urban mobility app Moovit—which describes itself as the “Wikipedia of Transit”—usage of public transit across the world has plummeted since the start of the pandemic crisis.

Forbes, 18 Mar 2020

Test ride an autonomous vehicle at the Detroit auto show this year

Using an app called Moovit, auto show attendees can either schedule a robo-taxi or find a spot to be picked up at.

Fox News Detroit, 9 Mar 2020

Moovit now operational in 100 countries

Hitting the 100-country milestone mark, Moovit now serves over 720 million users in over 3,100 cities, across six continents.

Intelligent Transport, 21 Feb 2020

Pittsburgh transit users have among shortest commuting times, studies say

Pittsburgh-area residents who take public transit face the shortest commute time out of 10 major metropolitan areas in the U.S. analyzed in the 2019 Global Transit Report released Wednesday by Moovit .

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 19 Feb 2020

Moovit adds AR navigation to its urban transport app

Navigation and transit app provider Moovit is introducing new augmented reality (AR) smarts to its mobile app, making it easier for users to find stops and stations visually.

VentureBeat, 6 Feb 2020

New augmented map is like Google Maps’ AR walking directions to keep you on track

Transit-planning app Moovit offers the Way Finder tool to help you find the bus or subway stop.

Mashable, 6 Feb 2020

Britons endure some of the longest commutes in Europe - here's why

The cause for the long commutes is primarily down to concerns over accuracy and reliable arrival times according to Moovit. However, this isn’t something limited to the UK.

Daily Express, 26 Jan 2020

Good news: commutes in London are shorter than those in most European capitals

The findings might not make the sweaty depths of the Central line any more bearable, but according to journey-planning app Moovit, the average Londoner’s trip to work takes a (relatively) brief 45 minutes.

Time Out, 17 Jan 2020

See how Philadelphia's commute time compares to other major metros

Philadelphians spend a long time getting to work – averaging 51 minutes per trip. That’s just one of the findings of the 2019 Global Public Transport Report, released this week by mobility-as-a-service solutions company Moovit.

Philadelphia Business Journal, 16 Jan 2020

See how Pittsburgh commute time compares to other major metros

For all the tunnels and bridges, Pittsburghers have the shortest average commute time in the country — just 39 minutes. That’s just one of the findings of the 2019 Global Public Transport Report, released this week by mobility-as-a-service solutions company Moovit.

Pittsburgh Business Times, 16 Jan 2020

See how Miami's commutes compare to other major metros

Moovit, which offers an urban mobility app with more than a half-billion users in 3,000 cities across 94 countries, analyzed the tens of millions of trip requests made in 2019, plus user research in 99 cities.

South Florida Business Journal, 15 Jan 2020

Moovit reveals big data transit trends from 680 million users

Urban mobility app Moovit—which describes itself as the “Wikipedia of Transit”—has lifted the lid on how some of its 680 million users traveled on public transit last year.

Forbes, 15 Jan 2020

Miami’s commute is officially the worst in the country. We can’t believe it either

Moovit is here to prove it. A “Mobility as a Service” solutions company and creator of an urban mobility app with more than half a billion users, Moovit has released its 2019 Global Public Transport report. The news is not good for Miami.

Miami Herald, 15 Jan 2020

Cubic and Moovit partner to deliver improved mobile experiences

The partnership will reportedly enable Cubic and Moovit to integrate Moovit’s MaaS APIs with Cubic’s Mobile Suite to offer an improved traveller experience

Intelligent Transport, 10 Jan 2020

Meet the Israeli startup powering Uber's new public-transit option that's backed by BMW and Ashton Kutcher

Founded in 2012 in Israel, Moovit has racked up an impressive user base and list of corporate clients with a relatively small amount of venture capital. Backers include BMW iVentures, Intel's venture-capital arm, Sequoia capital, and even the actor Ashton Kutcher.

Business Insider, 9 Jan 2020

Oyster Card Supplier Cubic Signs Integration Deal With Transit App Maker Moovit

The world’s dominant supplier of contactless smartcards for transit systems is to start integrating multimodal trip planning and real-time service information from the urban mobility app Moovit.

Forbes, 9 Jan 2020

Aira, Microsoft, and Moovit make public transport more accessible for the visually impaired

Aira, a platform that helps the visually impaired navigate the physical world using technology and remote human agents, has announced a partnership with Microsoft and Moovit to help blind and low-vision users access public transport more easily.

VentureBeat, 19 Nov 2019

Moovit, Microsoft and Aira Just Made Public Transportation Better For People With Vision Impairments

Moovit, the leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions company and the maker of the world’s #1 urban mobility app, announced its partnership with Microsoft and Aira to make public transit more accessible and inclusive, empowering blind and low vision riders to travel with more confidence.

Forbes, 19 Nov 2019

Moovit taps Waze to bring carpooling to its urban transport app

Waze, the Google-owned GPS navigation app for drivers, is integrating its carpool service into Moovit, the first time Waze Carpool data has been available through any third-party transit app.

VentureBeat, 30 Oct 2019

Moovit adds Waze carpooling to its public transit app

Waze and Moovit, a transit app for trip mapping and planning, have teamed up to give commuters more options to choose from.

Engadget, 30 Oct 2019

2020 Detroit auto show mobility challenge participants named

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Tuesday the five corporate mobility challenge participants that will offer autonomous vehicle rides for attendees of the 2020 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in June.
Rides will be arranged through a NAIAS 2020 Michigan Mobility Challenge app being developed by Moovit.

Crain's Detroit Business, 22 Oct 2019

Moovit reaches half a billion users in 3,000 cities around the world

Moovit announced it has reached over half a billion users worldwide and has also opened service in its 3,000th city across 92 countries and is available in 45 languages. This milestone achievement demonstrates Moovit’s global mission to simplify urban mobility.

Moovit: Gut feelings no match for data

Cities that bring in mobility services without data might be missing out on areas where demand is highest. Ben Spencer talks to Moovit’s Alon Shantzer about how the company is helping customers to pinpoint the right locations.

ITS International, 11 Aug 2019

Riding the buses of Los Angeles: A beginner’s guide

I finally stumbled upon the Moovit app. Type in your current location (or where you want to leave from) and where you want to go, and it will immediately show what the nearest bus or Metro line might be, and when the next train or bus is scheduled to arrive, predicting the latter with remarkable accuracy.

LA Times, 8 Aug 2019

Download these 5 apps before your next trip

If you need to get anywhere by mass transit, you need Moovit. And it works almost everywhere. Moovit uses your GPS location to show you routes, schedules and approximate time for the journey. It keeps getting better, with features like real-time arrival updates and a feature for using bike-sharing to get to your destination. It will open up a new world for you, even if you just travel domestically.

USA Today, 24 May 2019

Uber Partners With Moovit on London’s Public Transportation

The ride-sharing company will offer Londoners live bus and tube arrival times via its app, using Moovit’s interface

CTech, 5 May 2019

Intelligent Transportation Technology And Your Quality Of Life

Apps like Moovit help users find the best public transit options in their respective cities. Such apps also use crowd-sourced data (real-time user input) to enhance the public transit experience for other members.

Forbes, 3 Apr 2019

Transit Agencies Just Landed a Windfall. What Now?

Before transit agencies spend billions on infrastructure, they should consider investing a fraction of the cost in a technology solution that can help anticipate future mobility demand and manage every aspect of a commuter’s daily travel. Simply upgrading the status quo won’t cut it - Nir Erez

Mass Transit Magazine, 20 Mar 2019

Moovit's Pedro Palhares at UITP - 6th Seminar for LATAM

Moovit's Mauricio Del Hierro and Pedro Palhares presented Moovit's Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions at UITP in São Paul (presentation in Portuguese).

UITP LATAM, 18 Mar 2019

Moovit taps SpotHero to show parking spots in multi-modal transit app

"Moovit is committed to simplifying urban mobility with our app as the one stop for all your stops, and we believe parking is a critical piece of the mobility puzzle.” — Yovav Meydad

VentureBeat, 12 Mar 2019

Can 350 More San Francisco Parking Garages Get People On Public Transportation?

"We discovered that many drivers, had they only known where to park their cars, and what transit line they should take, would actually change their habits.” — Yovav Meydad

Forbes, 12 Mar 2019

Effective MaaS Strategies: Subscription Services and the Holistic Approach

"Moovit believes Mobility as a Service (MaaS) can make smart cities smarter. Before we spend billions of dollars on new capital projects, we should leverage data, analytics, and technology to better utilize infrastructure.” — Frank Kopas

APTAU FutureView Webinar, 6 Mar 2019

Real-time, integrated and connected: the bright, app-based future of public transport

"...[Moovit's] goal is to get involved and impact every urban ride around the world, either directly with our app or through our partnerships with the likes of Uber, Microsoft and TomTom” — Nir Erez

Intelligent Transport, 20 Feb 2019

Moovit, TomTom and Microsoft introduce comprehensive multi-modal trip planner

"This new trip planner offers real-time drive, park and transport information within one package, which no other urban mobility solution currently does."

Intelligent Transport, 12 Feb 2019

New multimodal trip planners target road users

"...it’s more than just connecting from a bus, to the underground, to a scooter; it’s about how drivers connect to the public transport grid” — Yovav Meydad

Cities Today, 12 Feb 2019

Mobility leaders and Microsoft develop multi-modal trip planner

"Moovit and TomTom have teamed with Microsoft to introduce a comprehensive multi-modal trip planner. The urban mobility partners’ solution seeks to reduce congestion in cities and that will enable developers to build richer apps for consumers to get around their cities."

SmartCitiesWorld, 12 Feb 2019

Uber adds public transit to app as it expands transportation beyond traditional rides

"Uber is working with transit data company Moovit, which has data from more than 7,000 transit agencies worldwide, for its real-time information and directions."

USA Today, 31 Jan 2019

Uber adds public transportation to its app, starting with Denver

"Uber integrated this public transportation information through a partnership with the urban mobility app Moovit, which provides real-time transit data and route planning around the world."

CNET, 31 Jan 2019

Supply and demand: how data collection and analysis became the key to unlocking MaaS

"Yovav Meydad, Moovit’s Chief Marketing and Growth Officer, speaks to Intelligent Transport about how a community-driven approach to transport information collection led to the world’s largest transport data repository, and how meeting the demand for reliable transport data has become key in developing MaaS solutions."

Intelligent Transport, 7 Jan 2019

Moovit Helps 300M People Catch Their Bus Every Day

"The company is adding 1 million new users every day and maps an entirely new city every 15 hours—all for free.” — Nir Erez

PCMag, 17 Dec 2018

Choked on Traffic Congestion? MaaS Platforms are the Antidote

Nir Erez writes an opinion piece in New Cities describing how MaaS platforms for cities will be the antidote to current mobility woes.

New Cities, 29 Nov 2018

Exclusive: Safety and time are women's biggest concerns about transport - global poll

“You can’t easily or quickly put more lanes on a bridge or rails in a tunnel ... but you can use data to regulate the influx of traffic and change the way people use transport.” -- Steve Swasey

Reuters, 14 Nov 2018

BMW Moving Minds with Moovit Co-Founder and CEO Nir Erez

BMW Group interviewed Nir Erez while driving the streets of Lisbon during Web Summit. Nir espouses management advice and announces Moovit’s partnership with Microsoft Azure Maps.

BMW Moving Minds, 12 Nov 2018

Moovit partners with Microsoft to provide public transit data for Azure Maps

Moovit will migrate its products and services to Microsoft Azure, and it will potentially incorporate services such as Microsoft Cortana to deliver real-time transit information for a user’s commute.

VentureBeat, 6 Nov 2018

Nir Erez, Moovit at Web Summit 2018: How data can drastically improve urban mobility

Nir Erez speaks to Mashable UK's Anne-Marie Tomchak at Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal about Moovit's vision for the future of urban mobility and crowdsourcing. Erez also announces Moovit's latest partnership with Microsoft to integrate Moovit's public transit APIs to Azure Maps to help developers build richer apps.

WebSummit, 6 Nov 2018

Moovit Big Data Helps EMT Madrid Improve Urban Mobility in Madrid

EMT Madrid will maximize Moovit’s Big Data to improve public transport in Madrid and provide riders with an improved service and a more efficient journey.

Madrid for You, 26 Oct 2018

Amazon Web Services Interviews Moovit

Amazon Web Services interviewed Moovit's Anan Kenig and Steve Swasey.

Amazon Web Services, Oct 2018

Data systems can be the air traffic control tower of urban mobility

“The brain and nerve centre for urban mobility will be data systems that manage every aspect of a commuter’s daily travel.” -- Nir Erez

Cities Today, 5 Oct 2018

Data and Infrastructure Will Revolutionize the Transit Industry

Moovit Co-founder and CEO Nir Erez spoke at the conference on innovation held by Calcalist at the Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris, saying data gathered by Moovit and others will transform urban mobility, including converting parking lots to drop off and pick up spots for on-demand rides.

Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris, 3 October, 2018

5 Tech Ideas Making Multimodal Transportation Easier And Cheaper

"[Moovit is] somewhere between individual-focused Waze and Reddit in user-interface but aims to solve the broad public policy problem of transportation unknowns in disconnected areas."

Forbes, 30 Sept 2018

Nir Erez: Tech Shouldn’t Be Limited to the Affluent

"The greatest impact technologists can make is to solve problems for both highly affluent communities, as well as poverty stricken areas. Technology equality should not be limited to high GDP countries." -- Nir Erez

Techonomy, 27 Sept 2018

An End to the Rush Hour Crush? How Data is Liberating Rail and Road

Moovit’s information offers transport policymakers an unprecedented insight into the preferences and routes of the population.

The Times UK, 12 Sept 2018

Guest Op-Ed: Revolutionizing Transport Systems Using the Power of Data

"If we use data in a smart way, governments, municipalities and transit authorities can better utilize systems that are already in place." -- Roy Bick

Eno Transportation Weekly, 27 July 2018

In Conversation with the Newsmaker

“The beauty of technology is that it advances and gets bigger, stronger, and faster every day. Moovit’s opportunity is to continue to improve its application and improve the quality of data that it generates and then turn that data back to the communities it serves.” -- Steve Swasey

Beyond Exclamation, 27 July 2018

Say Goodbye to Owning Your Own Car

Nir Erez believes that data companies like Moovit will be the "brains and hearts" of the new transportation model. Those central operating systems will be fueled with data by Moovit and other data companies that know all the people movement in the city. According to Erez, autonomous ride sharing and public transit will complement each other.

U.S. News & World Report, 17 July 2018

How Driverless Cars Are Going to Change Cities

"[Moovit], which tracks anonymized user data to create a real-time picture of public-transit use, could use such data to help robot taxis know where and when to deploy to meet demand."

The Wall Street Journal, 26 June 2018

Data Centers on Wheels: How Intel Plans to Capitalize on Mobility

“The data on transportation patterns amassed through Moovit’s free trip planner app could be valuable to non-transportation entities such as school systems, sports teams, hospitals, and real estate companies.”

Xconomy, 11 June 2018

Why Is It So Hard to Figure Out When the Bus Is Coming?

“Just looking at this [Moovit] already, I feel like it makes things more user-friendly.” -- Joseph Cunningham, a senior studying GIS at University of Maryland.

CityLab, 17 May 2018

Do you take public transit? Move it with Moovit [App of the Week]

"While Googling when the next bus is coming can sometimes be an effective (if aggravating) experience, there are better solutions. Enter Moovit, a transit app on iOS and Android.”

MobileSyrup, 12 May 2018

Moovit CEO: How Mobility Data Makes Cities Smart

“The changes in the way people move in the city over the next five to 10 years will be more dramatic and aggressive than they were in the past 100 years.” -- Nir Erez

PYMNTS.com, 7 March 2018

Be My Eyes and Moovit Join Forces to Make Public Transit More Accessible

“We have taken many steps to ensure the Moovit app is accessible for users with blindness or vision loss, and we are always delighted to work with like-minded companies such as Be My Eyes to create a seamless experience for these transit riders.” -- Steve Swasey

Mass Transit, 29 January 2018

Moovit App Review

"Moovit is a useful service that will suit both the inhabitants of large cities and lovers of interesting travel."

Free Apps For Me, 29 December 2017

16 apps everyone should use to make life easier while traveling

Moovit is a powerful local transit app that constantly updates, so you won't get lost or waste time waiting for a bus that's not coming. Unlike apps like Google Maps, you won't have to check your phone constantly during your subway, train, or bus ride since Moovit tells you exactly how many stops are left until you need to get off.

Business Insider UK, 28 December 2017

Moovit Is On A Mission To Speed Up The Bus Ride For Commuters Worldwide

"Urban mobility is a global concern…(Moovit's) transit data could dramatically improve the quality of life of our cities." -- Gili Raanan

Forbes, 19 December 2017

This app will help commuters survive the so-called summer of hell in New York City

"Moovit's precision makes the app essential if you primarily use public transportation to get around major cities."

CNBC, 10 July 2017

Moovit wants to use its crowdsourced mapping data to transform public transportation

“Our data is very accurate...We don’t have any competition.” -- Yovav Meydad

VentureBeat, 5 July 2017

Moovit's "game changing" tool for better urban mobility

"Its “game changing” features include access to an “unprecedented” amount of data available on public transport in cities worldwide."

Smart Cities World, 20 June 2017
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