TravelSpirit appoints new CTO, sparking transatlantic relations

We’re proud to announce the arrival of our new CTO, Jeremy Dalton. Jeremy is the principal and founder of Method City Planning, a Portland-based consultancy that supports the planning and implementation of multi­modal transportation projects and initiatives in the United States. He hits the ground-running, having been working, as a TravelSpirit Project Board member over the summer, where he has already established good links between the UK and United States community transport associations (CTAUK and CTAA), and championing the incubation of Portland borne RidePilot onto the TravelSpirit Open Source Platform. Click here to read Jeremy’s recent blog on CTAUK. Finally we’d like to thank Rob Taylor, our out-going CTO, for his successful leadership in his role here at TravelSpirit Foundation – over-seeing the development of our organisations technical governance structure and successful launch in the UK. We wish Rob every success in his next full-on enterprise at Reconfigure.io.

Lyft helps educate major U.S. cities about the end of the road of private car ownership – by 2025

“America is running a failing transportation business”, says John Zimmer, co-founder of Lyft. While Mobility as a Service is already buzzing around Europe and the UK, other countries are beginning to ‘wake-up and smell the coffee’. With a call to action for U.S. cities to think differently about the opportunities ahead for how their cities could develop in a new shared-car economy, the TravelSpirit Community is beginning to grow in the United States – starting with Portland, Oregon. More to follow on this soon…meanwhile to read more from John Zimmer, go to his article here.

Chair of TravelSpirit engages the global open source community

Our Chair, and Senior Innovation Officer @TfGM, Si Ho, has addressed to the opensource.com community in an article on open source.com. The opensource.com community has a keen interest in  creating, adopting, and sharing open source solutions and learning about how the open source way is improving technologies, education, business, government, health, law, entertainment and humanitarian efforts. Supported by Red Hat (the world’s leading provider of open source, enterprise IT solutions), more than 60% of Opensource.com content is contributed by members of open source communities, such as TravelSpirit. Other articles on the website are written by the editorial team and other Red Hat contributors.