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Sacramento launches US’ largest on-demand public microtransit system

Sacramento launches US’ largest on-demand public microtransit system

Described as a mix between ride-hailing and taking the bus, the on-demand service uses small shuttle vehicles and costs $2.50 a ride.

New Zealand’s Timaru prepares to throw out bus timetables in favour of on-demand services

New Zealand’s Timaru prepares to throw out bus timetables in favour of on-demand services

Timaru’s on-demand public transport service will begin with a two-month pilot, followed by a year-long city-wide trial.

Canadian city launches on-demand transit service with Via

Canadian city launches on-demand transit service with Via

Riders in Sault Ste Marie can use the Via app to hail a shuttle directly from their smartphone and advanced algorithms enable multiple riders to seamlessly share the vehicle.

The Rapid and Via team for on-demand paratransit

The Rapid and Via team for on-demand paratransit

New network will see the transit agency upgrade its paratransit service in Michigan with on-demand ride-hailing technology, as opposed to pre-scheduling days in advance.

App-based ride service launches for Columbus community

App-based ride service launches for Columbus community

The on-demand deployment connects riders to the Southpark Industrial Park, the Mid-Ohio Foodbank and the new Mount Carmel Grove City Hospital.