Microtransit

Close-up of map with Canton, Georgia.

Georgia County Adopts On-Demand Transit

Cherokee County will shift its public transit system to an app-based service.

February 16, 2024 - Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News

White minibus with yellow "On-Demand" logo parked in an asphalt lot with grass field and dry fall trees in background in Edmonton, Canada.

Microtransit Can Boost Ridership, but Agencies Struggle With Cost

Minnesota’s on-demand microtransit service is helping connect residents to fixed-route service and daily needs.

January 16, 2024 - Minnesota Reformer

White minibus with yellow "On-Demand" logo parked in an asphalt lot with grass field and dry fall trees in background in Edmonton, Canada.

Can Microtransit Replace Buses in Missouri?

Uber-style public transit gets people in urban and rural communities where they need to go in ways fixed-route buses can’t. But do the numbers pencil out?

December 21, 2023 - The Kansas City Beacon

White Dial-a-Ride van in driveway in Seaview, Washington.

Opinion: Microtransit Isn’t the Answer to Transit Woes

On-demand services can’t scale successfully without massive government subsidies, and could obscure the impacts of car-centric sprawl.

December 20, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

White minibus with yellow "On-Demand" logo parked in an asphalt lot with grass field and dry fall trees in background in Edmonton, Canada.

Advocates Urge Caution as Microtransit Expands

On-demand microtransit is gaining popularity with transit agencies, but is it at the expense of existing service?

November 1, 2023 - Governing

Close-up of SEPTA logo in white letters on red line at top of SEPTA bus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia Moves to Improve Paratransit Services

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s partnership with a technology provider will boost the system’s paratransit and microtransit services to improve access and accessibility.

October 11, 2023 - Mass Transit

Black and green MetroConnect microtransit van in front of mural of boom box on Miami building.

Miami-Dade Expands On-Demand Transit Service

The new MetroConnect service brings on-demand microtransit to more of the county’s residents and streamlines service to shorten trips.

October 9, 2023 - Via

Red Gwinnett County bus near Atlanta, Georgia.

Suburban Atlanta County to Bring Transit Plan Back to Voters

After residents rejected transit expansion proposals in 2019 and 2020, local officials went back to the drawing board, removing heavy rail plans and focusing on microtransit and local buses.

October 5, 2023 - Governing

Close-up of road map showing Wilson, North Carolina

North Carolina Town Swaps Fixed-Route Buses for On-Demand Microtransit

The community of Wilson is testing the efficiency of using a publicly subsidized on-demand van service in lieu of traditional buses.

September 20, 2023 - SourceOne

A collection of screengrabs showing the uses of the Met-Go on-demand transit app.

On-Demand Microtransit Proves Itself in Rural Virginia

Two Virginia transit companies launched pilot projects for on-demand microtransit services in 2021, spurring record growth in ridership as a result.

September 5, 2023 - The Virginia Mercury

Blue RideKC bus in Kansas City with trees in background

Transit Advocates Fear On-Demand Microtransit Undermines Bus Service

A new on-demand transit service is meant to fill gaps in Kansas City regional bus service, but some transit supporters worry the service is drawing funding away from fixed-route buses.

July 14, 2023 - KCUR

Close-up of silos with Imperial Sugar logo in Sugar Land, Texas

Sugar Land Mobility Master Plan Targets Microtransit, Connectivity

The southeast Texas city is responding to community demands for safer, more accessible, and more diverse transportation choices.

July 11, 2023 - Fort Bend Independent

Blue and yellow light rail train at station in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Assessing Transit Spending in Minnesota’s Proposed Transportation Bills

Two bills that will decide the fate of transportation funding in Minnesota contain historic investments in transit service and safety.

May 15, 2023 - Minnesota Public Radio

Green and blue GRTC Pulse bus in Richmond, Virginia

Greater Richmond Announces Microtransit Program

The three-year program will expand transit to rural and suburban areas that currently lack access to the region’s fixed-route bus lines.

April 3, 2023 - Greater Greater Washington

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

Cleveland skyline with GCRTA train in foreground

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

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