Second Update of DigitalMatatus Now Live

October 08, 2019

The Digital Matatus team has just released the 2019 transit feed.

Second Update of DigitalMatatus Data in Progress

July, 2018

With support from Google Inc, we are working on our second major update and improvement of our open GTFS data for the Nairobi.

Launch of the Digital Transport 4 Africa resource center

July 05, 2018

Digital Matatus launched the DigitalTransport4Africa Resource Center at the Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Policy Annual General Meeting in Abuja, Nigeria.

DigitalMatatus collaborating with the French Development Agency.

November 09, 2017

Towards an Open & Collaborative Digital Data Platform to improve African Urban Public Transport. Join the conference workshop on November 9, 2017 in Paris

Winners of Expo 2020 grant

August 02, 2017

DigitalMatatus with TransportforCairo and Takween wins Expo 2020 grant to map out Cairo's public transport

DigitalMatatus in WRI's 13th International Congress for Cities and Transport

October 09-11, 2017

WRI presented DigitalMatatus project in Mexico during the 13th International Congress for Cities and Transport.

DigitalMatatus in The Regional Exchange Project in Cairo

October 01-02, 2017

DigitalMatatus participated in "The Regional Exchange Project: Public Transport for Mena" Cairo Oct 1-2, 2017

DigitalMatatus developed two crowdsourcing apps this year

September 28, 2017

Both apps are courtesy of Cotsworld foundation and they enable crowdsourcing matatu fares and route changes

DigitalMatatus in the Wall Street Journal

June 20, 2017

The Wall Street Journal reports how technology is improving informal transportation networks in megacities of Asia and Africa

Matatus Routes are now in GoogleTransit and in TransitApp


Matatus users can now utilize GoogleTransit and TransitApp to navigate Nairobi's transit sytem

The Latest Nairobi GTFS Feed is Now Available

February 02, 2017

We are excited to announce that an updated version of the Nairobi GTFS Feed is now available on our website—and soon on Google Maps as well!

Fortune Magazine covers Digital Matatus

October 02, 2015

Digital Matatus was covered in Fortune Magazine, as part of an article on the impact technology is having on African Transit

The Economist praises the Digital Matatus Project

September 15, 2015

As a feature on the viability of non-government run public transit, the Economist covered the Digital Matatus project.

Digital Matatus: An Educational Casestudy

September 09, 2015

National Geographic featured the Digital Matatus project as a casestudy on their Education blog, which finds novel and innovative ways to increase interest in world issues.

WIRED magazine covered Digital Matatus

August 26, 2015

Wired Magazine covered the Digital Matatus project in their science section in an article titled "How Nairobi Got Its Ad-Hoc Bus System on Google Maps" by Shara Tonn.

AFRICA architecture, culture and identity

June 25, 2015 - October 25, 2015
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, HUMLEBÆK, Denmark

The Digital Matatus project is introduced in the 'SIX CITIES - ONE SENSUOUS URBAN SCENOGRAPHY' section at the 'AFRICA - architecture, culture and identity' exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in HUMLEBÆK, Denmark.


The Digital Matatu Story

Jun 23, 2015

Solomon Mwendwa directs a video that provides an in depth introduction of the Digital Matatus project.


Media Architecture Biennale 2014

November 21, 2014
Aarhus, Denmark

The Digital Matatus project won the 2014 Media Architecture Biennale (MAB) award for participatory architecture. Winners were announced at MAB’s World Cities Conference on November 21.


2014 Istanbul Design Biennial

September 14, 2014

The Digital Matatus project map poster has been accepted and will be in the Mapmaker Manifesto curation of the Istanbul Biennial from 14 September to 20 October 2014.


GTFS for the Rest of Us: Informal Transit Data

November 25, 2013
Washington, DC

The GTFS for the Rest of Us conference was held in Washington DC, bringing together experts in the field of paratransit to share experiences in the field and develop a common strategy to better collect and publish informal transit data.