Justin Coetzee is Founder and CEO of GoMetro. He is a civil engineer by training, with a Masters Degree in Transportation Engineering. We chat about GoMetro’s approach, their projects in Kigali and many other African countries, how Africa can succeed, stakeholder collaboration, legislation he would change and his outlook on key technologies and the future.
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Justin’s background and Go-Metro
Kigali bus operations re-design & development of a business model
African countries and where they stand in Readiness
Legislation Justin will change if he had the power
Key future technologies
About Justin Coetzee
Justin Coetzee is founder and CEO of GoMetro. Justin is a civil engineer by training, with a Masters Degree in Transportation Engineering. Justin has served as Project Director for a large number of public transport planning, optimization, and technology projects in cities of Africa and Latin America. He recently directed paratransit operations and service reform projects in Mitchell's Plain, South Africa; and Kigali, Rwanda; in close collaboration with political stakeholders. He has directed several large-scale mapping and integrated planning projects for informal minibus taxis in South Africa -- in Gauteng (Johannesburg-Pretoria), Cape Town, Bonjala, Mbombela, Polokwane, and Rustenberg. Justin also has directed a groundbreaking project with PRASA, South Africa's national rail agency, to provide real-time journey plans vis the GoMetro Move app, which has been downloaded by over 1 million commuters across seven cities. Currently, Justin is serving as project director for a groundbreaking 29-city Latin America Urban Mobility Observatory in collaboration with CAF and IADB. Supporting the above projects and others, Justin has led GoMetro as CEO to develop cutting-edge Big Data, passenger, and fleet management technology to support public agencies and operators. These products include the award-winning GoMetro Pro data collection app, GoMetro Move journey planning app, GoMetro Fleet software for fleet management, web and intercept survey software, USSD feedback technology, and user movement analytics. Justin's extensive experience in project management, technology product development, and leadership -- in collaboration with civic and political stakeholders in less developed countries -- make him a valuable addition to any urban mobility technology project.
GoMetro is a leading international provider of mobility technology and planning solutions for public transport challenges. GoMetro delivers award-winning mobile technology, desktop applications, and expertise to support professional public transport data collection, planning insights, fleet management, and mobile technology.
Using data driven insights, GoMetro has advised cities such as Cape Town, Johannesburg, Tunis, Kigali and others on how to optimize their formal and informal transport services and has implemented its multi-modal commuter app to support millions of public transport trips across several South African cities.
GoMetro’s end-to-end public transport technology and planning solutions help governments, transport authorities, county councils, transport operators and transport consultants. GoMetro experience has been that deliverables are mostly defined by the Client, with some input by our team where requested.
GoMetro South Africa is a BBBEE level 2 contributor company.
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