In this blog, we recap the highlights of Spare's October Hackathon in Vancouver. From a team-wide road test to cross-functional collaboration, discover how this event reinforced our collaborative team culture and resulted in impactful enhancements to the Spare platform.
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Spare proudly announces its recognition as one of Canada's fastest growing companies based on 623% revenue growth from 2020 to 2022. The award showcases Spare's ongoing commitment to reshaping transportation.
Maximizing transit capacity with Open Fleets shouldn’t come at the expense of rising costs. Adapt your dispatch rules by considering fleet priorities, wait time thresholds, fare sharing models, and fleet limits when seamlessly integrating third-party fleets into your service today.
Together with an academic expert, we delve into the transformative impact of demand-responsive transportation (DRT) on the travel behavior of car users, shedding light on how DRT is reshaping the way people choose to get around.
4 Ways Spare is Revolutionizing Call Center Operations and Rider Experience with AI-Based Technology
The on-demand era is here, leading to a strain on call centers and as a result, long wait times and decreased rider satisfaction. Spare is on a mission to tackle these call center challenges head-on. Here's how.
Press Release: Innovation Meets Accessibility: One of the World's Largest Automated ADA Paratransit Systems Successfully Launched by CapMetro & Spare
On October 1st, CapMetro made history by implementing one of the world’s largest automated paratransit system with Spare. Read the press release below.
The high-stakes world of transit dispatch teams is a constant game of give-and-take and decisions made on the fly directly affect the microtransit and ADA paratransit services riders receive. Here’s how Spare is building tools that give dispatchers superpowers to make their day-to-day less stressful and more efficient.
We share the results of Spare's Q3 2023 engagement survey. Find out why Spartians are proud to work at Spare, the top scores in employee satisfaction, and areas for improvement. Learn how Spare addresses concerns through their accountability model and encourages individual ownership.
Making multi-modal transportation more inclusive and convenient, simplifying Open Fleets' integration capabilities, and game changing tools for dispatchers, eligibility managers and more. Here’s what’s on deck in Spare platform this quarter.
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.
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.