Remix is a web-based tool that helps transit planners design routes more efficiently in any city, providing instant cost calculations and demographic impacts of proposed changes.
Remix is a startup which emerged from a coding hackathon. It is an online tool that allows users to draw bus routes across any city. The user can easily propose a bus route, schedule and service frequency. The user then instantly receives an accurate estimate of the cost of implementing the suggested route, the number of people living in the neighborhoods that the route services, and other socio-economic factors to be considered.
According to the company, many transit planning departments do not have sophisticated tools for route-planning. Some even use a combination of physical maps, marker pens, online maps, and spreadsheets. More than two hundred transit agencies worldwide are already using the tool, which has a pro version as well as an open access tool.
Why you should care
Estimates suggest that improving major public transport around the world could boost the global economy by $800 billion. Remix provides an accessible, powerful and easy-to-use way of planning new bus routes and improving existing ones.