Via has acquired Remix, a collaborative mapping platform for transportation planning and decision-making. The acquisition brings together world class technology solutions to fully support the transportation community in multimodal planning, scheduling, and operating on-demand and fixed route transit, paratransit, and school buses.
Remix was founded in 2014 in San Francisco as a grassroots, easy-to-use transit planning platform. The company secured investments from Sequoia, Y Combinator, and Energy Impact Partners to quickly expand and provide collaborative technology for planning public transit, managing shared mobility, and designing safer street networks. Today, Remix works with 350-plus local governments in 22 countries across five continents and is used to design hundreds of city transportation systems, improving the lives of more than 240 million people worldwide.
Via has pioneered the “TransitTech” category by providing the digital infrastructure for public mobility systems, optimizing networks of dynamic shuttles, buses, wheelchair accessible vehicles, school buses, and autonomous vehicles to meet the needs of large cities and smaller communities around the world. The company works with more than 200 partners in 24 countries to provide efficient, accessible, and cost-effective transit solutions. The acquisition brings together complementary capabilities to help transportation planning, innovation, and operations teams respond to changing demands, often in real-time. Together, Via and Remix can help cities and agencies use technology to be flexible, resilient, and responsive, according to company officials.
Originally posted on Metro Magazine