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The future of
transit is now.

Across the globe, cities and transit agencies are embracing on-demand microtransit (still referred to as “DRT,” in some places), which uses technology to combine routing and ride scheduling flexibility with the affordability and sustainability of public transportation.

As the world changes around us, pairing technology with transit networks allows cities to respond in real-time to changes in demand, offering safe and dynamic transport to accommodate social distancing regulations. A data-driven solution enables contact tracing and other key reporting metrics — a new and essential part of our world today.

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An integrated, all-encompassing transit system.

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First-and-Last Mile

In most places, high-frequency transit isn’t within walking distance of where most people live and work. Microtransit connects people to buses and trains, while taking single-occupancy cars off the road.

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Transit Deserts

It’s not easy to build a transportation network in places that lack the population density necessary for efficient fixed-route buses or trains. Microtransit creates a more convenient and accessible service for riders in these areas.

Paratransit

Public transit is often a critical lifeline for seniors and people with disabilities. Microtransit optimizes typically inefficient options, creating real-time bookings, higher quality service, and reducing trip costs with more efficient shared rides.

Dynamic Fixed Lines

As both supply and demand shift with regulated social distancing measures, transit can be responsive, in real-time. Fixed routes can use on-demand technology to manage peak travel, book seats, and accommodate evolving safety practices.

On-demand transit could help cities reduce traffic by 15% to 30%... Their convenience and flexibility improve the user experience over fixed-route mass transit while bringing good jobs within reach of neighborhoods poorly served by the status quo.”

Safe, tech-enabled service for your community.

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Happy riders.

  • Safe.
    Give riders the confidence to return to public transit by offering clean vehicles, clear driver protocols, and appropriate distance from others.
  • Accessible.
    No rider should be left behind. Solve for a range of mobility concerns by improving existing transit for people with disabilities or building brand new solutions.
  • Equitable.
    Offer transportation to people and communities who lack resources to reach public services and employment opportunities.
  • Efficient.
    Optimize routing with limited detours, allowing for multiple riders to be grouped into a single car.
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Efficient microtransit.

  • Safe.
    Create a public transit system that puts rider safety first through capacity planning to ensure distancing, enhanced cleaning protocols, and contact tracing.
  • Cost-effective.
    Reduce costs and improve vehicle utilization by grouping passengers in vehicles traveling the same way.
  • Data-enhanced.
    Understand transit usage and patterns with data collected from tech-enabled microtransit.
  • Environmental.
    By grouping passengers together, microtransit solutions help reduce traffic congestion and pollution.

Transportation accounts for 29% of US greenhouse gas emissions, more than any other industry, with personal cars being the primary culprit.”

Microtransit plays a key role in providing access.

On-demand microtransit has the ability to increase safe mobility along with equitable access to transit, reducing both environmental and traffic congestion, and building local support for public programs (including transportation!). By relying on adaptable technology, communities can build networks that are nimble, accessible, and connect riders to the services they need now more than ever.

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Microtransit 101

Mobilizing for mobility is what microtransit is all about. Learn even more about the ways cities and transportation agencies are partnering to make it happen.

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