Citinews: Vol. 1 - What’s happening at Citilabs


citilabs-circleNew Data in Transportation in 2016

Citilabs is focused on “New Data in Transportation” for 2016 and beyond. So what does this really mean? Citilabs is embracing emerging and disruptive technologies and data to improve transportation planning and make better cities. It’s our number one mission.

In the next few days, we will announce two exciting product partnerships that will more closely link our offerings to the future of your city and the world. Look for more details in your inbox or follow us on LinkedIn.



trbTRB 2016

Join us Jan 10-14 at the Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting, where more than 12,000 researchers and experts come together to discuss innovations and trends in transport and traffic. Visit us at booth #213 to learn more about our exciting new partnerships and offerings, what’s new in Cube, and how Citilabs can help you to achieve your goals.




Citilabs Announces New Office

Citilabs is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Abu Dhabi office offers a full range of Citilabs products and services, in addition to supporting the many users of Cube throughout the Middle East and northern Africa (MENA). Contact Tor Vorraa for more information.




Why is Walk Score or
Other Accessibility Measurement Important?

Citilabs’ Matthew Martimo shares his insight on the meaning of “multi-modal accessibility measurement” and why it is important in transportation modeling and planning. Learn how SSTI and Michael DuRoss from Delaware DOT are looking at ways to ultimately improve economic development by studying multi-modal accessibility (i.e., walking, biking, using public transit or cars) to jobs, grocery stores, restaurants, medical facilities, and other places of interest. Read more.



cube-howtoHow To Build a Network from ESRI Shapefile

Highway network is a crucial component to any travel demand model. Building a network manually, by coding individual network links and nodes, is a time-consuming process. In common practice, however, highway networks are built based on geospatial street data. The most common format for these data is ESRI shapefile. In this “How To” article, we explain how to build a Cube compatible network from a typical street data shape file, which in most cases will not have A and B node information and directional shapes. Read More


louMarketing Director Announced

Lou Childs recently joined Citilabs as Marketing Director. Lou will lead marketing communications and campaigns, manage events, and support Sales and Business development. Prior to coming on board with Citilabs, Lou spent eight years in payment technology marketing and an addition eight years in product development and marketing for Aflac insurance. She is based in our Atlanta, Georgia, office and can be reached at or LinkedIn.



New date for Futura – Citilabs’ International User Conference

Mark your calendar now! The date for Futura has changed – and will now be held on October 22 – 28, 2016. More details here.