Remix and Swiftly Partner to Bring Better Transit Data to Cities

Courtney Sung

Head of Strategy and Business Development

Swiftly and Remix want to give you access to the best data wherever you want to see it.

Your transit agency is a deep well of data that can guide you in planning and executing the best service for your community. Unfortunately, much of the transit industry doesn’t think of your transit data as your transit data. Most transit software companies design their software with a closed, proprietary system in mind. This means you often have to look in 4 or 5 transit tools just to get to the heart of a single question. This barely sufficed even in the best of times, but within the rapidly changing environment of COVID-19, agencies simply don't have the time to switch between multiple systems to answer one question. That's why Swiftly and Remix want to give you access to the best data wherever you want to see it. 

Your data, wherever you want it 

We’re excited to announce a new partnership between Swiftly and Remix that will allow you to visualize the historical speed and dwell time data that Swiftly analyzes inside Remix’s Transit product. This means you’ll get Swiftly’s best-in-class historical speed data in Remix’s best-in-class planning tool. Win win! And this is just the beginning. 

Swiftly Speed Map data visualized in Remix Transit.

Here are a few examples of how these tools can be used together:

  • Emergency bus lanes for COVID-19. Social distancing guidelines mean that buses can carry only a fraction of their usual passenger load. Where one bus could suffice before the pandemic, three or four buses are now needed to move the same number of people. Swiftly’s historical bus speed data paired with Remix’s historical ridership data visualizations and frequency/cost tradeoff analyses can help planners determine where to prioritize these interventions and communicate with key stakeholders. 
  • Prioritizing “micro-projects.” Capital projects are expensive and take years to realize. Leverage Swiftly speed data and Remix’s historical ridership and passenger load visualizations to identify corridors where small adjustments could dramatically speed up service for many passengers. 
  • Stop optimization. Swiftly’s historical dwell time in Remix’s transit planning tools can help planners analyze and justify potential bus stops for consolidation or optimization as well as identify candidates for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).
  • Transit Signal Priority (TSP). Swiftly’s historical speed data paired with Remix’s ridership data helps planners to determine and present opportunities for TSP.  
  • Consensus-building. Planners use Swiftly data and Remix visualizations for public outreach and consensus building around capital projects. Remix provides a platform for collaboration across internal and external stakeholders so that important decisions can be made with the actual data your agency has. 
  • Before-and-after studies. Planners often use Swiftly historical speed data to rapidly test the effectiveness of a project with current  data. Remix’s holistic platform visualizes speed data in the broader transportation context for thoughtfully designed proposals. 

Remix and Swiftly are committed to giving agencies more flexibility access to their data through data standards and open APIs. It’s your data after all. You should be able to see it where you want it.

Always informed by customer feedback

Here’s what our customers are saying: 

A Remix + Swiftly speeds visualization would help us prioritize where we spend our dollars. - CapMetro Austin, Nadia Barrera-Ramirez, Project Manager, Transit Speed & Reliability
"A Remix + Swiftly speeds partnership would provide a quick way to analyze temporary treatments such as putting in a pop-up lane...helping MTA and the city DOT work together to really make this happen with data." - MTA Baltimore, Thomas Hewitt Jr,  Director, Office of Service Development

This will be available to all agencies who use both Swiftly Speed Map and Remix at no additional cost. Interested in learning more? Fill out this form