On-Demand Transit

Public Transit Ridership

How Mass Transit Can Adapt to Post-Pandemic Needs

With commuter ridership playing a smaller role in transit operations, agencies must reorganize their services around different travel schedules and patterns.

January 11, 2023 - Governing

Blue Denver Connector transit van with wheelchair lift

On-Demand Transit Supplements Denver-Area Bus and Rail

Residents in far-flung parts of the region can connect to rail and bus lines and access local destinations through an on-demand service called the Denver Connector.

January 5, 2023 - The Denver Post

White SEPTA bus driving through snow in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Plans Bus System Overhaul

Regional transit agency SEPTA plans to streamline its service by replacing some suburban bus routes with on-demand transit.

December 6, 2022 - WHYY

People examining parked goMARTI vans at launch event

Grand Rapids Tests First Rural Autonomous Shuttle

The town launched a five-vehicle fleet aimed at improving mobility for residents in the rural community.

November 30, 2022 - The Daily Yonder

goMARTI autinomous shuttle van

Minnesota Uses Autonomous Shuttles To Improve Mobility

A pilot program will provide free rides to help rural and elderly residents reach more destinations.

October 10, 2022 - LPTV

People waiting at a Chicago bus stop

Electric ‘Jitneys’ Seek to Close Last-Mile Gaps

Two companies focusing on hyper-local trips want to bring more transit and services within reach of Chicago’s underserved Black neighborhoods.

October 5, 2022 - NextCity

Two black and blue RIDE vans

Can On-Demand Transit Replace Traditional Buses?

For small towns and hard-to-reach areas, on-demand microtransit could offer an effective alternative to fixed-route buses.

July 19, 2022 - NPR

Woman sitting on bench at rural bus stop

Transportation Challenges for Older Rural Americans

Vast distances and inadequate funding pose problems for the rural transportation services that older adults rely on to access essential services.

June 2, 2022 - NBC News

BlueLA electric car, part of a shared fleet

‘Universal Basic Mobility’ Pilot Launches in Los Angeles

A new program will bring electric car sharing, an e-bike library, on-demand shuttles, and other services to South Los Angeles in an effort to give residents more transportation options.

April 28, 2022 - ABC7

MARTA bus with Atlanta skyline in background

On-Demand Transit Grows in Georgia

From small rural towns to metro Atlanta, Georgia communities are experimenting with on-demand transit to improve connections to existing transit and offer transportation to isolated communities.

April 20, 2022 - Saporta Report

Rural bus stop

How Rural Transit Systems Are Doing More With Less

With limited resources and dispersed service areas, rural transit systems are turning to technology to provide on-demand service and improve transit options for residents.

April 8, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

Saint Louis gateway arch and Kiener Park

Free Electric Shuttles Launch in St. Louis

On-demand electric shuttles bring a new transit option to downtown St. Louis.

April 6, 2022 - St. Louis Public Radio

Plano DART

DARTzoom System Redesign Launched for Dallas and Surrounding Cities

The Dallas region is the latest to update its transit system on a high-frequency grid with on-demand transit service to fill in the gaps.

February 9, 2022 - NBC DFW

Downtown Milwaukee

On-Demand Transit To Connect Suburban Milwaukee Job Centers

A new last-mile service set to launch in February will connect the city's residents with job-rich suburbs.

January 28, 2022 - Urban Milwaukee

Self-Driving Shuttle

Optimism for Autonomous Shuttles Despite Recent Setbacks

Two autonomous shuttle companies closed last week, but one industry observer sees reasons for optimism for the long-term viability of the still-speculative market.

January 19, 2022 - Forbes

Old Courthouse in Denton, Texas

Denton Plans to Replace Most Bus Routes With On-Demand Microtransit

Transit advocates worry that outsourcing fixed-route service will decrease service levels and raise costs for riders.

July 30, 2021 - TransitCenter

On-Demand Shuttle

On-Demand Transit in Houston: There's an App for That

The city of Houston this week launched an app for its Community Connector shuttle service as part of a ten-month pilot project.

September 9, 2020 - Houston Chronicle

On-Demand Shuttle

In Defense of Pilot Projects

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.

December 7, 2019 - SPUR

Uber Car

When Rideshare Serves as Transit, Success Brings Risks

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.

May 6, 2019 - CityLab

On-Demand Shuttle Expands Service Area in Chicago

Via will now operate in a much larger portion of Chicago.

May 2, 2019 - Streetsblog Chicago

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