The Open Transit Initiative is an ecosystem of cloud-centric technology partners and transit agencies dedicated to moving cities more efficiently through interoperable systems leveraging data standards
A movement to break the cycle of vendor lock-in, closed ecosystems, and inconsistent data.
A new way of thinking about transit that enables agencies and operators to freely integrate with the tools and data they need to provide reliable service, and a safer rider experience in a rapidly changing environment.
Open APIs are critical to ensure interoperability between different vendor solutions. This enables transit agencies to select the best technologies and tools for their operation, which ultimately benefits the riders and communities they serve.
Data standards enable agencies and technology partners to share data. The Open Transit Initiative (OTI) focuses on leveraging and building upon current data standards, like GTFS and GTFS-rt, to ensure that systems can easily communicate with one another.
Technology that leverages data standards and communicates with other systems through open APIs can adapt to shifting customer needs. The OTI works to empower agencies with solutions that are constantly updating and can work with a variety of hardware and software vendors.