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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On October 18th, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Rider Assistance Program launched DART Rides and Collin County Rides. This program operates with both a dedicated fleet and Lyft to provide transportation to riders with eligible disabilities and older adults.
On August 15th, Twin Transit launched a rider app to provide riders with easy booking options when it comes to requesting a demand response ride.
Saskatoon Transit launches OnDemand Transit, increasing ridership with a comprehensive “stop-to-hub” model.
On August 2nd, Saskatoon Transit launched a new version of its on-demand service, OnDemand Transit (ODT), transporting riders from designated stops to the nearest transit hub and vice-versa to service a greater number of riders.
Ben Schutzman, VP of Fleet Operations and Chief of Staff at Boston’s Highland Electric Fleet, takes us through how to improve paratransit service and how to ensure customers get from A to B efficiently.
Getting around Sherwood Park, Alberta is now much more convenient! Strathcona County Transit launched on-demand transit to its riders on June 26th, 2022, improving rider accessibility, wait times, and travel times.
Learn the basics of using a website to create an online presence that attracts new riders and establishes customer success for your paratransit, microtransit or ride sharing service.
This comprehensive article breaks down what exactly a rider persona is and how you can use them to boost ridership by tailoring your mobility services towards the needs of your riders.
Billboards, print ads and community outreach can be highly effective tools to help explain and sell a new transit service.
Best practices and tips for branding and logo design with examples from mobility services around the world.
Spare Product Design Lead Jason Miller shares his tips for designing a marketable microtransit, paratransit or ridehailing brand.
While you can learn lots from a short-term microtransit project, scaling this type of service beyond the pilot’s parameters can feel daunting — but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some ways you can grow the micro version of your microtransit.
Pilot projects give transit agencies a low-risk way to put on-demand transportation to the test. Here are some ways you can try out demand-responsive transit in your communities.
Key highlights from “Pop-up transit: How to launch a vaccination service”, Spare’s webinar on how to create ad hoc transportation using on-demand microtransit.
Together with Stockholm Environment Institute, Spare will provide cost and demand modeling to help determine feasibility of demand-responsive transportation in the region.
Getting people like seniors, low-income earners and those without vehicles to COVID-19 vaccination centers safely and efficiently is a major challenge in many places. Here’s how on-demand transit can help.
Getting to and from the bus or train stop can sometimes be half the battle. But with automated microtransit, transit agencies can start to close this gap and spark a change in the way we move.
Learn how microtransit solutions are improving transit access for those living low-density areas or people unable to access stop-based transit.
The on-demand microtransit service will initially be used to transport elderly residents living in the Mannheim area to COVID-19 vaccination centers before expanding to the general population.
The two on-demand transit configurations will better connect populations in these regional cities to everyday amenities
Spare Launches On-Demand Microtransit in Ohio The Western Reserve Transit Authority in Mahoning County, Ohio becomes the latest agency in the United States to join Spare’s growing portfolio of demand-responsive microtransit customers.
The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County introduces more zones to feed its fixed-route network