IBI Group to Steward Evolution of Conveyal’s OpenTripPlanner and Data Tools in North America
– Key Conveyal staff to move to global design and technology firm to continue ongoing support and maintenance of widely-used open source transit applications –
TORONTO, ON (May 1, 2019) – IBI Group (TSX:IBG), a global design and technology firm, announced today that it will assume Conveyal’s responsibilities for the ongoing support and maintenance of OpenTripPlanner (OTP) and Data Tools, two of the most widely used open-source transit applications in the world. A leader in the transit industry, Conveyal has been responsible for core development on OTP and Data Tools, which provide multi-modal trip planning and passenger information services. These open-source projects offer additional data, features and capability to IBI Group’s existing suite of intelligent traveller and transit software systems, and the opportunity to grow the business in these practice areas.
In order to provide a greater level of support and depth of resources to the open source community and transit agencies using OTP and Data Tools, key developer staff from Conveyal will be moving to IBI Group, and the firm will assume Conveyal’s obligations and commitment to these open-source platforms. All repositories will remain open-source and support to the community will continue as it has before.
Key developers in Conveyal’s support of OTP and Data Tools, Landon Reed and Evan Siroky, will be joining IBI Group on May 1, 2019. Siroky has been involved in the ongoing development of the OTP platform, including the recent integration of micro-mobility and shared-use mobility options for Portland TriMet. Reed leads the development of the Data Tools platform. IBI Group will also be taking over Conveyal’s current OTP and Data Tools projects for Portland TriMet, San Francisco MTC and New York State DOT, among others.
“We are excited to have Landon and Evan join the IBI Group family, and to continue their great work in supporting open-source software and tools for transit applications. IBI Group has a long track record developing traveller and transit information solutions for transportation authorities and the private sector. This development means that OTP and Data Tools will be provided with increased support and resources, and it will also benefit IBI’s products and solutions,” said Ritesh Warade, Director and U.S. Operations Lead for IBI Group’s Intelligence practice.
Conveyal will continue operations as an independent company with no association to IBI Group, but will wind down its support for OTP and Data Tools and transfer these client relationships to IBI Group.
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