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Emergency on-demand transit service launched to help essential workers

Moovit’s Emergency Mobilisation service enables public and private companies to transform unused vehicle fleets into an on-demand service during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Mobility-as-a-service can help transit operators adjust to rapidly changing conditions
Mobility-as-a-service can help transit operators adjust to rapidly changing conditions

Mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) specialist Moovit is launching the Emergency Mobilisation On-Demand service to help essential workers travel during the coronavirus outbreak.

 

The shared transit solution enables public and private companies to transform unused vehicle fleets into an on-demand service, while adhering to local health ministry regulations. Moovit claims this can happen in just a few days and it has already been implemented in a number of US cities by large corporations to shuttle employees to work.

 

Impact of Covid-19

 

As Covid-19 continues to spread, the demand for public transportation around the world has plummeted and transit agencies and operators have significantly reduced their service. They are also having difficulty readjusting fixed routes during a rapidly changing situation.

 

Moovit’s service is customisable and can be adapted to the specific needs of any transit agency, municipality or enterprise. For example, while fleets run on-demand, the number of passengers allowed on board the vehicle at any time can be easily adjusted according to local regulations.

 

Riders using Moovit’s iOS or Android app or transit agency app can request an on-demand or pre-scheduled ride, as well as select a pick-up/drop-off location. Moovit’s algorithms will enable multiple riders to seamlessly share the ride, with a dynamic route and schedule.

 

“We are here to help. By simply converting existing resources into an alternative mode of transportation, we can help get essential workers to their destination in a way that keeps both them and the driver safe.”

 

Control centre staff at transit agencies and organisations will be provided with a web-based dashboard that offers a snapshot of their entire fleet that can be quickly acted upon.

 

“As a platform that millions around the world count on for public transportation and micro-mobility information and guidance, Moovit is closely monitoring the impact of the coronavirus on our users and partners, agencies and private companies,” said Yovav Meydad, chief growth and marketing officer at Moovit.

 

“We are here to help. By simply converting existing resources into an alternative mode of transportation, we can help get essential workers to their destination in a way that keeps both them and the driver safe.”

 

Moovit is also offering transit agencies and operators its Transit Data Manager free for three months, which will enable them to deploy and communicate schedule, line changes and service alerts.

 

Moovit is also enabling cities to track the impact of the coronavirus on public transit usage. A daily report shows Moovit’s app usage over the previous seven days in a city and compares it to a typical week before the outbreak began.


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