While innovation is key to improving the paratransit experience, it’s also vital to create a rider education strategy that effectively communicates those changes.
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Digital accessibility has never been more important – especially in the world of transit and mobility. Here’s what Spare is doing to make our technology and design accessible and inclusive for people of all abilities.
Sharad Agarwal, Spare’s advisor and a veteran of paratransit, shares his insights on the evolving state of paratransit and the trends transit agencies need to be aware of to plan for the future.
On July 9th, Delano Area Rapid Transit launched a single vehicle microtransit and paratransit commingled service on Saturdays, with potential to expand this service with more on-demand vehicles covering the Delano area.
Customize your service to meet specific rider needs and demands, like setting up segmented rider groups, booking options, booking windows, fare rules, and payment methods.
Combining technology with flexible vehicle and driver options make delivering optimal fleet deployments possible
Providing assisted rides in an aging world means taking a hard look at what’s currently in place and how it can be better
Design microtransit and paratransit service zones, such as establishing boundaries, service stops, and fares, while keeping the needs of the community in mind.
Paratransit eligibility isn’t one-size-fits all. With modern technology, transit providers can easily qualify riders for different paratransit services, ensuring a more cost-efficient and accessible system for all.
The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority will use Spare Platform to power its paratransit service, digitize eligibility and enable seamless third-party integration.
Key highlights from Spare’s webinar: “Managing change: How to optimize your paratransit with automated tech”
The Southeast Area Transit District implements Spare’s automated booking, scheduling, fleet and customer management to improve efficiency and the rider experience.
Spare Partners with National Express Transit to Launch Commingled Microtransit and Paratransit in Massachusetts
The automated on-demand service will help improve operational efficiency for the area’s transit agency, GATRA.
Highlights from “Automating ADA Paratransit Eligibility”, Spare’s webinar on the challenges facing eligibility management and how Spare’s new product, Spare Engage, addresses them.
We share how transit agencies can move to an on-demand system that improves on scheduled paratransit at the same time.
The Wyoming transportation provider from the city of Cheyenne replaces its manual system to help manage priorities and increase operational efficiency for its paratransit and microtransit services.
In Part 3 of Spare’s series on the role of transit software in paratransit, we share how real-time information is key to a smarter and better trip.
In part two of Spare’s three-part series on how tech can enable better paratransit, we delve into the most complex part of the passenger journey — booking, matching, and scheduling — and share how automating these processes is the key to a modern, efficient and user-friendly on-demand system.
Welcome to our three-part series on how technology can enable better paratransit. In Part 1, we’ll cover how riders can use technology to plan their journey. In parts two and three, we’ll tackle how they can make their journey, including the onboard and post-ride experiences, more delightful.
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.
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.
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.