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On-Demand Transit

December 7, 2019, 1pm PST
An initial lack of success of transportation pilot projects isn't always an indicator of long-term viability in a rapidly shifting transportation landscape, according to this article.
SPUR
May 6, 2019, 12pm PDT
Innisfil, Ontario, decided to use Uber instead of starting bus service. The program took off but so have the costs, and now cutbacks need to be made.
CityLab
May 2, 2019, 11am PDT
Via will now operate in a much larger portion of Chicago.
Streetsblog Chicago
April 17, 2019, 8am PDT
Residents in southeast Seattle and Tukwila can now make use of Via to Transit on-demand shuttle transit service.
King County
March 25, 2019, 12pm PDT
The LAnow on-demand shuttle began operation earlier this month.
Mass Transit
February 22, 2019, 11am PST
Although Ford has stopped its commuter shuttle service, on-demand shuttles have a place in the transportation landscape of the future.
Smart Cities Dive
September 16, 2018, 9am PDT
A small city in Canada is starting a pilot project that lets riders request bus service through an app.
Financial Post
May 4, 2018, 12pm PDT
Sacramento Regional Transit's SmaRT Ride service is an on-demand public option to compete with Uber and Lyft.
The Sacramento Bee
April 4, 2018, 6am PDT
MetroBus looks to bump up service along its most popular lines and move less popular bus routes to on-demand only status.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 25, 2018, 5am PST
Downtown STL Inc. is paying for an experiment in microtransit, designed to improve the vibrancy and mobility in Downtown St. Louis.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 24, 2018, 8am PST
The Eno Center for Transportation looks at how on-demand transportation services can set themselves up to succeed, and learn from failed attempts.
Curbed
March 1, 2017, 12pm PST
Kansas City's novel effort to handle transit’s last mile problem has failed to attract ridership.
TransitCenter
May 20, 2016, 11am PDT
A city known for its opposition to transit might be on the cutting edge of first-last mile technology innovation.
Fast Co.Exist
May 11, 2016, 12pm PDT
Anyone who has used Uber knows the dreaded surge. But before the self-driving cars take over the wheel at transportation network companies, will the machines also figure out a way to eliminate one of the key perks of being an Uber driver?
MPR News
March 12, 2016, 1pm PST
Kutsuplus—an attempt to "reinvent carpooling for the algorithm age"—has failed in Helsinki. What can new systems, still operating in the United States, learn from its example?
Citiscope
May 27, 2015, 9am PDT
As transportation network companies like Uber and Bridj make it easier for some to opt out of the public transit system, a new app would help transit agencies offer more user-centric services.
Fast Co.Exist
June 6, 2014, 9am PDT
A private bus service launched this week in Boston that decides service based on crowdsourced data on where and when people need to travel.
New York Times