Remix launches new public transit planning platform
The new platform will help transportation planners draft and plan potential routes. The information gained from the software will also help them to better understand the effect of their potential plans.
"Remix makes the manual process of planning transit automatic,” Mark Kirstner, director of planning for the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation in North Carolina, said. “We had the big super-spreadsheet, and we'd have to calculate that we'd pay our contractor X and that our service costs are Y. We'd put it in Google Earth to get an estimate of how long the route is, then run it and see what happens. Remix really helps with visualization and being able to test out different solutions on the fly."
Transportation projects involve significant time spent on strategies as well as maintaining, managing, operating and financing transportation.
"Imagine designing and building a plane without a computer simulation,” Sam Hashemi, CEO and co-founder of Remix, said. “You wouldn't find out until the very end if it worked. The same thing happens in public transit. For decades, planners have been struggling with highlighters, maps and calculators. Remix removes the manual work and gives planners confidence in their decisions."