July 24, 2023

Ritesh Warade joins Swiftly as General Manager, Transit

Sam Bleiberg
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Graphic and photo announcing Ritesh Warade joining Swiftly in General Manager, Transit role
July 24, 2023

Ritesh Warade joins Swiftly as General Manager, Transit

Sam Bleiberg
July 24, 2023

Ritesh Warade joins Swiftly as General Manager, Transit

Sam Bleiberg

San Francisco, CA — July 24, 2023—Swiftly, Inc., the industry’s leading Transit Data Platform, has announced Ritesh Warade is joining the company as General Manager, Transit. In the new role, Warade will apply his experience working on transit data and technology projects for some of the largest agencies in the country to help them unlock the value of their transit data.

“Having partnered with Swiftly since the company’s outset, I’ve always recognized the team as industry leaders in driving transit data innovation that centers on the rider experience,” said Warade. “I’m excited to join Swiftly and work to scale the company’s transit data platform to help more agencies improve their real-time passenger information, operations, and system performance.

Warade brings over fifteen years of transit data and technology experience to Swiftly, including pioneering work implementing systems that used the GTFS and GTFS-rt data standards. He worked on one of the first transit agency real-time passenger information systems with the MBTA in Boston and most recently worked on transit data and technology projects for agencies including RTD in Denver, Los Angeles Metro, METRO in Houston, SEPTA in Philadelphia, Metro Transit in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, TriMet in Portland, OCTranspo, and TransLink in Vancouver.

Specifically, Warade has led projects to help agencies improve data systems and quality, provide high-quality passenger information, and analyze service and measure performance. As the General Manager, Transit, Warade will work with leading transit agencies around the globe on their transit data projects to maximize the outcomes for riders and staff.

Warade will be representing Swiftly at the APTA Tech conference, July 30th to August 2nd in Anaheim. Stop by booth #200 at the conference to meet Warade and see a live demo of the Swiftly platform.

“Ritesh has been a trusted industry partner to Swiftly since the company’s early days and is one of the most knowledgeable people in the world on transit data,” said Jonny Simkin, CEO and co-founder of Swiftly. “We’re thrilled to bring his experience with large-scale transit data and technology projects to our work with over 145 agencies worldwide.”

About Swiftly

Swiftly is the leading transit data platform for agencies to share real-time passenger information, manage day-to-day operations, and improve service performance. Today, over 140 transit agencies in 8 countries—including LA Metro, MARTA, SEPTA, MBTA, and WMATA—rely on Swiftly to improve on-time performance by up to 40% and increase passenger information accuracy by up to 50%. The result is better service reliability, increased ridership, and more efficient transit operations. For more information, visit goswift.ly

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