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

Blue FLEX bus with "Request & Go" text on side, woman rider boarding

Microtransit Gains Momentum With Public Transportation Agencies

On-demand van services are competing with ride-hailing and filling some crucial gaps in public transit networks.

November 17, 2022 - InTransition Magazine

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

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Supporting Workers in Suburban Job Centers With Microtransit

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority is partnering with local governments and nonprofits to create new transit options for the thousands of workers flocking to the region’s new job centers.

June 13, 2022 - WKSU

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

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

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

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

Charlottesville, Virginia

Regional Transit Could Boost Ridership in Charlottesville

Transit ridership has been waning in Charlottesville, Virginia, but a regional system could benefit the area’s operators and better meet the mobility needs of riders.

January 8, 2020 - Greater Greater Washington

Poor Returns for L.A.'s Transit on Demand Pilot

Similar to microtransit on demand programs in other cities, Los Angeles' ongoing experiment is proving to be very expensive (for the public) for the benefit of very few riders.

October 11, 2019 - Streetsblog LA

Chariot Shuttle

When Microtransit Works as Public Transit, Explained

How to make Microtransit work. Hint: it's about coverage, not ridership.

August 30, 2019 - Human Transit

On-Demand Shuttle Expands Service Area in Chicago

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

May 2, 2019 - Streetsblog Chicago

On-Demand Shuttle Pilot Operating in Los Angeles

The LAnow on-demand shuttle began operation earlier this month.

March 25, 2019 - Mass Transit

L.A. Metro Jumps Into the Ridesharing Business

The Los Angeles County metropolitan Transportation Authority announced the launch of a one-year pilot program for on demand ridesharing, otherwise known as microtransit.

January 29, 2019 - San Gabriel Valley Tribune

On Demand Shuttle Operator to Cease Operations in Nine Cities

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.

January 12, 2019 - San Francisco Examiner

Birmingham, Alabama

Microtransit to Fill Transit System Gaps in Birmingham

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.

November 15, 2018 - Smart Cities Dive

Automated Bus

The Public Can Hail Driverless Rides in Texas, Starting in October

Drive.ai is advancing its autonomous vehicle service a step further—into the public realm.

August 24, 2018 - The Dallas Morning News

ABQ Ride stop

The Buses Aren't As Empty As You Might Think

Most buses are not empty enough to justify substitution of smaller vehicles.

July 23, 2018 - Michael Lewyn


5 Ideas for Getting Cars Off the Road in Seattle

The Seattle Department of Transportation is searching for ways to remove 3,000 cars from the roads every day.

July 6, 2018 - Crosscut

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