Bay Area commuters using Moovit’s Trip Planner can find parking facilities near their transit station and plan a route to their final destination
San Francisco, California, has signed up to a pilot programme in a bid to simplify commuting and reduce congestion in partnership with mobility-as-a service (MaaS) provider, Moovit, and parking inventory and booking start-up, SpotHero.
By adding parking to its multi-modal trip planning app, Moovit said the partnership will make it easier for its users to drive, park and ride public transit on their daily commutes using SpotHero’s network of parking facilities.
The pilot will enable Bay Area commuters using Moovit’s Trip Planner to find parking facilities nearest their transit stations and plan a route to their final destination, eliminating the need to circle for parking.
The solution is powered by SpotHero’s parking mobility platform, which, reportedly, gives Moovit users access to the largest parking marketplace in North America.
“Moovit is committed to simplifying urban mobility with our app as the one stop for all your stops, and we believe parking is a critical piece of the mobility puzzle,” said Yovav Meydad, chief growth and marketing officer, Moovit.
“Commuters can help reduce congestion simply by parking at transit hubs, and riding public transit for the ‘last mile’ of their trip. SpotHero is an ideal partner for Moovit to help users drive, park and ride, instead of bringing another car into congested city centres.”
“Commuters can help reduce congestion simply by parking at transit hubs, and riding public transit for the ‘last mile’ of their trip"
“Parking sits at the intersection of the biggest trends in urban mobility,” said Mark Lawrence, CEO, SpotHero. “We are excited to partner with Moovit to help commuters who need parking en route to a public transit stop reduce stress, cut down commute times, and improve traffic flow around busy transit stations.”
The SpotHero integration is the latest in a series of partnerships for Moovit, which announced a partnership with Uber in which the public transit information in Uber Transit is powered by Moovit’s transit data and technology.
Moovit has also partnered with Microsoft and TomTom to create what it claims is the first comprehensive multi-modal trip planner.
Following the San Francisco launch, Moovit said it plans to integrate SpotHero’s network of parking facilities across the US.
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