Microtransit

March 25, 2019, 12pm PDT
The LAnow on-demand shuttle began operation earlier this month.
Mass Transit
January 29, 2019, 11am PST
The Los Angeles County metropolitan Transportation Authority announced the launch of a one-year pilot program for on demand ridesharing, otherwise known as microtransit.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
January 12, 2019, 11am PST
San Francisco-based shuttle operator Chariot, acquired by Ford Motor Company in 2016, will end its operations by March in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Seattle, Austin, New York, Columbus, Detroit, Denver, and London.
San Francisco Examiner
November 15, 2018, 1pm PST
With very little of its residential population or employment centers accessible by public transit, Birmingham is looking to microtransit to potentially reduce single-occupancy vehicles use in the city.
Smart Cities Dive
August 24, 2018, 7am PDT
Drive.ai is advancing its autonomous vehicle service a step further—into the public realm.
The Dallas Morning News
Blog post
July 23, 2018, 2pm PDT
Most buses are not empty enough to justify substitution of smaller vehicles.
Michael Lewyn
July 6, 2018, 7am PDT
The Seattle Department of Transportation is searching for ways to remove 3,000 cars from the roads every day.
Crosscut
June 27, 2018, 1pm PDT
"The Story of Microtransit Is Consistent, Dismal Failure," reads the headline of this Streetsblog USA article.
Streetsblog USA
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
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 28, 2018, 9am PST
No, technology and private industry is not ending the need for public transit, according to Jarrett Walker.
CityLab
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
October 1, 2017, 5am PDT
Lyft's Emily Castor Warren situates the company's newest initiatives within the "rapid pace of innovation" occurring in transportation.
The Planning Report
November 2, 2016, 6am PDT
Los Angeles Department of Transportation General Manager Seleta Reynolds discusses her vision for urban mobility and the growing role of city leadership.
The Planning Report
July 21, 2015, 1pm PDT
With extra layers of security and a pricing model that differs from other transportation network companies, HopSkipDrive is looking to tap into the crucial "busy parents" demographic.
TechCrunch
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
May 14, 2015, 5am PDT
Halfway between public transit and private cars, new and varying forms of 'microtransit' threaten to out-compete traditional public services. Concerns about equity, inclusion, and employee compensation follow.
Human Transit