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Paratransit

Transit with barriers - How tech can break them down

Good public transit is often not reliable, accessible, or affordable for seniors, people with special needs and those from low-income communities. But tech can tackle these barriers head-on.

Press Release

Spare brings cutting edge commingled paratransit and microtransit services to two new U.S. markets

Spare enables a new transit solution that commingles paratransit and microtransit. Partnering with Citibus from Lubbock, TX, and StarTran from Lincoln, NE, they launched the first new services of this kind.

Data Science

Without data-driven planning, transit agencies risk designing transportation systems that work for nobody. Spare Realize, our cutting-edge transit planning tool, is here to provide a guiding hand.

Without data-driven planning, transit agencies risk designing transportation systems that work for nobody. Spare Realize, our cutting-edge transit planning tool, is here to provide a guiding hand.

On-demand Transit

Spare and Empresa Municipal de Transportes (EMT) Palma de Mallorca collaborate to provide essential transport during the COVID-19 pandemic

Spare and EMT have successfully tested and implemented an on-demand transportation service on the Balearic island of Mallorca, south-east of Spain’s mainland, to ensure easy and convenient access to transportation for Palma’s population.

On-demand Transit

Spare and Denton County Transit Agency (DCTA) respond to the COVID-19 health emergency by expanding microtransit service zones

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, DCTA is expanding its on-demand transit to replace fixed-route bus services.

Data Science

Why is transit collapsing, and who’s losing out?

Your wealth, education and race determine your exposure to the COVID-19 virus on public transit.

On-demand Transit

How to design safer public transit in response to COVID-19

How do you maximize the safety of your riders and drivers when you run transit during a pandemic?

Data Science

Flipping Transit on Its Head: Part II

We put the theory of 'flipping transit on its head' into practice, using data from one of the largest on-demand microtransit services in the world.

On-demand Transit

Japan: A Transportation Utopia with a Mobility Crisis

In recent surveys from the World Economic Forum, only 26% of municipalities had highly sustainable transit systems. In 2018 this became the driving motivation for Spare to work with cities and bus operators around Japan.

Data Science

Flipping Transit on Its Head: Part I

In many parts of the world, fixed route transit is in dire straits. We propose a radical new idea to reverse its decline: use microtransit data to smartly redesign fixed transit routes.

Press Release

Spare expands service in Oslo, connecting more senior citizens with their communities

This week, Spare expanded on the successful partnership with Ruter, tripling the current amount of service zones, to power efficient, elderly transport services for the city of Oslo, Norway.

Press Release

Spare launches on-demand transit in Odda, outside of Bergen, Norway

Odda, a small town enclosed by the Hardanger Fjord and two national parks, is now covered by an on-demand transportation service

Press Release

Spare launches on-demand transit north of the arctic circle in Bodø

Spare launched a new on-demand public transit service in Bodø, Norway with Nordland Fylkeskommune (NFK).

Press Release

Spare to power Europe's first autonomous on-demand bus project

Spare and its joint Canadian/Norwegian consortium, SAGA, has been selected to operate a hybrid autonomous and human-driven public transit service in Norway and Netherlands, a first for Europe.

Press Release

Spare partners with RVTD to provide new on-demand transit service in Ashland, Oregon

This week, Spare - the mobility platform transforming transit worldwide - launched a new partnership with Rogue Valley Transportation District (RVTD) to power efficient, on-demand transit services for the city of Ashland, Oregon.

Data Science

Spare Data Science: The Future that Never Happened

Come on a journey with us. Explore the difficulties and opportunities in unravelling cause and effect, within the scope of an on-demand transit system! Jerome Mayaud Jerome Mayaud Lead Data Scientist at Spare More posts by Jerome Mayaud.

Data Science

Introducing Spare Data Science: The problem with cancellations, and how data science can help

Ultimately, this kind of analysis helps us to adjust our algorithms and user interfaces to improve the service for each and every one of our customers.

Press Release

Spare partners with Ruter to provide elderly transportation services in Oslo, Norway

This week, Spare - the mobility platform transforming transit worldwide - launched a new partnership with Ruter to power efficient, elderly transport services for the city of Oslo, Norway.

Press Release

STAR Transit partners with Spare to launch on-demand transit in Mesquite and Terrell, Texas

Spare, the world leader in on-demand transportation services, launched a new partnership with STAR Transit to deploy on-demand, shared ride transit in Mesquite and Terrell Texas. The service, called STARNow, is designed to complement the existing transit services provided by STAR Transit.

Press Release

DART is Building the Future of Transit

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is building the future of public transportation through their revolutionary platform, the GoPass Platform.

Press Release

Spare expands in Eden Prairie with new NEMT service, Prime MD

Spare expanded on the partnership with SouthWest Transit in Eden Prairie with a new non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) service, Prime MD.

Product

Introducing Spare Driver 2.0 🎉

Today we're incredibly excited to announce the launch of Spare Driver 2.0, the first major revision to the experience of driving on-demand using Spare. It's available today and we're rolling it out to all of our customers over the next few weeks.

Press Release

Spare expands in Norway, launching a new service on Election Day in Kongsberg

Spare launched a new on-demand public transit service with Brakar, a leading public transit agency in Norway.

Product

Introducing Spare Platform V2

Today we’re unveiling Spare Platform V2, the next step in the growth of Spare Platform. V2, which was born from our experience operating some of the world’s largest on-demand transit networks, enables the most versatile, interconnected on-demand transit systems available on the market today.

Press Release

Today, we are excited to announce a $6 million seed funding round led by Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan's largest trading company.

Why did we raise money? You can read more about the short answer to that question over at our official press release here, but the full answer really starts 3.5 years ago.

Press Release

Spare secures $6 million seed financing led by Mitsubishi Corporation

Spare, a world leader in on-demand transportation technology, today announced that it has secured $6 million of seed financing led by Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan’s largest trading company.