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Key Individuals:
Jacqueline Klopp, Sarah Williams, Peter Waiganjo

Project owner/Host organisation:
MIT Department of Urban Studies

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Project objective categories: 
Civic data, Crowdsourced data collection

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The Digital Matatus Project

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Initiative recipient country/countries: Kenya
Initiative dates: 2015 –
Last updated: 8 March 2022

Initiative Description

Digital Matatus collects and updates data on matatu routes in Nairobi and has beginning projects elsewhere. Its vision is to use technology and local partnerships to make public transit in cities more visible, legible, service oriented, efficient, and open. Its work supports city data collection on transit by developing unique data collection tools and creating a process that involves and engages the transit community in each city. It hope to spread our data collection process to more cities where informal and semi-formal transit is an essential part of the public transit system.

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