NEWS



Second Update of DigitalMatatus Data in Progress

July, 2018


With support from Google Inc, we are working on our second major update and improvement of our open GTFS data for the Nairobi.

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Launch of the Digital Transport 4 Africa resource center

July 5, 2018


Digital Matatus launched the DigitalTransport4Africa Resource Center at the Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Policy Annual General Meeting in Abuja, Nigeria.

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DigitalMatatus collaborating with the French Development Agency.

November 9, 2017


Towards an Open & Collaborative Digital Data Platform to improve African Urban Public Transport. Join the conference workshop on November 9, 2017 in Paris

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Winners of Expo 2020 grant

August 2, 2017


DigitalMatatus with TransportforCairo and Takween wins Expo 2020 grant to map out Cairo's public transport

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DigitalMatatus in WRI's 13th International Congress for Cities and Transport

October 9 to 11, 2017


WRI presented DigitalMatatus project in Mexico during the 13th International Congress for Cities and Transport.

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DigitalMatatus in The Regional Exchange Project in Cairo

October 1 and 2, 2017


DigitalMatatus participated in "The Regional Exchange Project: Public Transport for Mena" Cairo Oct 1-2, 2017

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DigitalMatatus developed two crowdsourcing apps this year

September 28, 2017


Both apps are courtesy of Cotsworld foundation and they enable crowdsourcing matatu fares and route changes

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DigitalMatatus in the Wall Street Journal

June 20, 2017


The Wall Street Journal reports how technology is improving informal transportation networks in megacities of Asia and Africa

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Matatus Routes are now in GoogleTransit and in TransitApp

2017


Matatus users can now utilize GoogleTransit and TransitApp to navigate Nairobi's transit sytem

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The Latest Nairobi GTFS Feed is Now Available

February 2, 2017


We are excited to announce that an updated version of the Nairobi GTFS Feed is now available on our website—and soon on Google Maps as well!

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Fortune Magazine covers Digital Matatus

October 2, 2015


Digital Matatus was covered in Fortune Magazine, as part of an article on the impact technology is having on African Transit

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The Economist praises the Digital Matatus Project

September 15, 2015


As a feature on the viability of non-government run public transit, the Economist covered the Digital Matatus project.

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Digital Matatus: An Educational Casestudy

September 9, 2015


National Geographic featured the Digital Matatus project as a casestudy on their Education blog, which finds novel and innovative ways to increase interest in world issues.

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WIRED magazine covered Digital Matatus

August 26, 2015


Wired Magazine covered the Digital Matatus project in their science section in an article titled "How Nairobi Got Its Ad-Hoc Bus System on Google Maps" by Shara Tonn.

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AFRICA architecture, culture and identity

June 25, 2015 - October 25, 2015
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, HUMLEBÆK, Denmark


The Digital Matatus project is introduced in the 'SIX CITIES - ONE SENSUOUS URBAN SCENOGRAPHY' section at the 'AFRICA - architecture, culture and identity' exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in HUMLEBÆK, Denmark.

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The Digital Matatu Story

Jun 23, 2015




Solomon Mwendwa directs a video that provides an in depth introduction of the Digital Matatus project.

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Media Architecture Biennale 2014

November 21, 2014
Aarhus, Denmark



The Digital Matatus project won the 2014 Media Architecture Biennale (MAB) award for participatory architecture. Winners were announced at MAB’s World Cities Conference on November 21.

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2014 Istanbul Design Biennial

September 14, 2014


The Digital Matatus project map poster has been accepted and will be in the Mapmaker Manifesto curation of the Istanbul Biennial from 14 September to 20 October 2014.

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GTFS for the Rest of Us: Informal Transit Data

November 25, 2013
Washington, DC

The GTFS for the Rest of Us conference was held in Washington DC, bringing together experts in the field of paratransit to share experiences in the field and develop a common strategy to better collect and publish informal transit data.

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