Spare recently hosted a webinar featuring Capital Metro's first-hand experience in launching one of the world's largest ADA paratransit systems with the help of Spare's innovative transit technology. You can find the recording along with answers to some of our attendees' pressing questions in this blog.
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How transit agencies can leverage partnerships with TNCs to reduce costs, improve coverage and address the ongoing driver shortage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
While innovation is key to improving the paratransit experience, it’s also vital to create a rider education strategy that effectively communicates those changes.
Highlights from "Optimizing your Paratransit Service with Modern Technology Solutions", Spare's webinar discussing what innovation looks like within paratransit and how agencies can benefit.
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.