HopStop, a transit data service acquired by Apple in 2013, has announced that it will be shutting down in October. The company, which provided social transit navigation, is active in 7 countries and works with data from over 700 transit agencies. This shutdown news comes as Apple is preparing to rollout its own transit directions with iOS 9.
HopStop itself offers little information itself beyond a simple banner at the top of its website.
Apple's rollout of transit directions in iOS 9, starting in just a few days, will cover only a few cities across the world at first, arriving in more over time. It's likely that HotStop's data has played a major role in preparing in the rollout.