In this interview, I sat down with Stacy Forte, Director of Administration and Compliance, from the Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA) based in Massachusetts. Through its fixed-route, GATRA GO microtransit services, and paratransit services, GATRA plays a pivotal role in connecting the cities of Attleboro, Taunton and many towns in the community to neighboring city, Boston. Stacy shares how the GATRA GO services have evolved since first partnering with Spare in 2020.
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With Spare Open Fleets' unique plug & play model, transit agencies can easily tap into a vast array of bookable fleets, ensuring they are maximizing efficiency, reducing overhead, and offering the best possible service to their riders.
Spare enhances its innovative Open Fleets technology, thanks to advisory services and $3M in conditional funding from NRC IRAP.
Take a peek inside Spare’s Rider Experience Team and their dedicated efforts on making Spare Rider Web a readable, usable, and appealing experience for all riders, regardless of their abilities.
Learn how on-demand transit software is making it possible for transit agencies to create more inclusive and equitable rider experience by offering same-day ADA paratransit services.
As paratransit services iterate over the next few years to become more equitable and accessible for all, we must remember that eligibility, fixed route transit systems, and future-proof technology all have a stake in setting up and enforcing this framework.
Navigating the Future of Paratransit: Insights from an ADA Paratransit Expert on Modernization and Accessibility
In an exclusive interview, I sat down with Ben Schutzman, an ADA paratransit expert and former Chief of Paratransit Services at MBTA. With his extensive background as an experienced executive, entrepreneur, and management consultant, Ben has successfully utilized technology, analytics, and innovation to build and transform organizations, particularly in accessible transportation.
Spare and May Mobility Partner to Deliver a Powerful On-Demand Transit Solution with Autonomous Vehicles
Spare and May Mobility, a leader in the development and deployment of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology, have joined forces to deliver on-demand transit solutions leveraging autonomous vehicles.
Transportation equity is top of the agenda for many public transit agencies. For decades, a variety of marginalized populations have had limited access to reliable and affordable transportation options, but today, innovative uses of data and technology are starting to level the playing field. Demand-responsive transportation (DRT) – Spare’s bread and butter – is a key part of the story.
This webinar features speakers Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) and Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s (DART) first-hand experiences managing ADA and Non ADA paratransit with the help of modern paratransit technology
At Spare, we pride ourselves on a culture of innovation, collaboration, and a deep commitment to understanding our customers' needs. This has led us to embrace an immersive strategy that puts us right at the heart of the day-to-day challenges at transit agencies: enter the Customer Hackathon.
On May 12th, the village of Port Jefferson launched PASSPort, a luxury microtransit resident rideshare service, with Spare.
PSTA expands its relationship with Spare by modernizing its same-day ADA paratransit service. The expansion includes industry-first integration of six different fleets to ensure equitable, efficient, and flexible transit solutions.
Spare's Co-Founder & CEO reflects on our continuous journey to innovate paratransit, shape mobility, and change lives.
Optimization Insights revolutionizes how agencies fine tune performance and rider experience for paratransit and microtransit operations.
Keeping riders informed, introducing paratransit support features, and game changing tools to optimize your service. Here’s what’s on deck in the Spare platform this quarter.
Learn how we're unlocking the potential of existing vehicle fleets and driving the shift towards more sustainable, accessible, and cost-effective transport services. This is the story of innovation, collaboration, and a shared vision for a future where every seat counts.
We're delighted to announce the news of our transformative alliance with Uber. Thanks to the integration of Uber into Spare’s on-demand transit platform, transit agencies can leverage Uber’s vast network of drivers.
While innovation is key to improving the paratransit experience, it’s also vital to create a rider education strategy that effectively communicates those changes.
A short FAQ of who we are, what we do and what you can expect when you join the team at Spare.
Fleet agreements, enhanced trip notifications, accessibility improvements, and more! Here’s everything new in the Spare platform this quarter.
On-demand transit is paving the way for the future of public transit but needs adequate funding to do so. Read on to learn how to leverage federal, state and local grants and funds for your microtransit or paratransit services.