Catenary helps connect
people and communities.

Catenary is a student-led non-profit organization at the cutting edge of transit and routing research. We explore and innovate ways to help people navigate the world around them - by providing accurate realtime data in a user-friendly, accessible format.

Catenary ❤️ Open-Source

Catenary embraces open-source, offering tools and solutions for transit needs. Our projects include UX-friendly frontends, blazingly efficient backends, and practical integrations of transport APIs. Take a look at what we're working on!

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Catenary Frontend

Default Web frontend for Catenary with realtime vehicle locations, labelled routes and stops.

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Catenary Backend

Rust backend that powers Catenary with import, APIs for trip calculations, and routing algorithms.

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Kactus

Redis-based cache microservice fetching GTFS-rt from thousands of agencies every second and syncing with our algorithms.

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Announcement Project

Publishing automated announcements for the world's transit systems.

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ZotGTFS

Converts Transloc-based shuttle and transit bus services to the open GTFS-rt format.

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Amtrak GTFS-rt

Converts Amtrak's proprietary Track-a-Train API data to the open GTFS-rt format.

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Meet our team!

The Catenary team is a diverse group of students working to make transit easier for everyone.

Profile pictureKyler Chinhe/himExecutive DirectorUniversity of California, Irvine
Systems Programmer
Distributed Computing
Algorithms
Frontend
Design
Profile pictureKin Tsanghe/himBoard, Director of Systems ArchitectureCalifornia State University, Los Angeles
Systems Architecture
Algorithms
Profile pictureChelsea Wenshe/herBoardUniversity of California, Irvine
Algorithms
Embedded
Profile pictureAndrew Shenhe/himDirector of Machine LearningUniversity of California, Irvine
Frontend
Algorithms
Machine Learning
Profile pictureSamuel Sharphe/himFrontend Lead + Community ManagerSan Diego High School
Frontend
Design
UX/UI
Profile pictureJason T.he/himWeb Landing LeadUniversity of California, San Diego
Frontend
UX/UI
Accessibility Design
Profile pictureBrandon Z.he/theyUI/UX LeadUniversity of Southern California
Frontend
UX/UI
Design
Profile pictureJaiveer Gahuniahe/himUniversity of California, Irvine
Algorithms
Embedded
Profile pictureAndrew Bustoshe/himCalifornia State University, East Bay
Frontend
User Design