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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 allows networks to respond in real time to changes in demand, offering more efficient and dynamic transportation.

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An integrated, all-encompassing transit system.

From planning, to software, to operations, Via can help you set up a microtransit solution for your community. With our Remix platform, planning is easy — leverage powerful data visualization and analysis capabilities and identify communities and areas that would benefit from on-demand transit. You can pinpoint key destinations to make your fixed route more efficient or to define an on-demand program. We’ll then work with you to roll out the best solution for your community’s needs.


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.


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.


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 alongside changing social distancing guidelines, 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.”

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.

    • Dynamic.
      Create a fully demand-responsive public transit system that uses proprietary algorithms to determine optimal routes based on multiple rider origins and destinations.
    • 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.
    • Sustainable.
      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.


How to build a successful microtransit service.

Building an on-demand transportation solution is not meant to be a cookie-cutter approach. Learn how to choose the right components to build a microtransit network that addresses your city’s specific mobility needs.

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Creative ways to fund microtransit.

Don’t let money get in the way of new and innovative TransitTech projects that can significantly change how your community moves. See how other cities have gotten funding, and how you can leverage federal and regional grants to make microtransit happen.


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