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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).

Josh Andrews

February 3, 2020 (Bodø, Norway) — Spare, a world leader in on-demand transportation services, this week launched a new on-demand public transit service in Bodø, Norway with Nordland Fylkeskommune (NFK). The service follows the success of other on-demand transit services launched across the country with Spare and shows how people have increasing demand for innovative, on-demand transportation services. The project was made possible through a partnership between NFK, Kolumbus, Spare, and Geta.

Spare launched the first on-demand transit service in Scandinavia in summer 2018, called “HentMeg” - roughly translated to "Pick Me Up". The service was launched in Sauda, a town in western Norway, in partnership with Kolumbus, a leading public transit agency based in Stavanger. HentMeg quickly became a success for the residents of Sauda, with cities around the nation looking to replicate the service.

HentMeg in Bodø marks the fourth expansion in Norway for the HentMeg partnership, the first above the arctic circle. The service is aimed to increase passenger satisfaction while providing larger coverage in Bodø city. During operations, NFK is also keen to learn how on-demand transportation can be used in several places through out their municipality.

Visitors and residents of Bodø can use the new service by going to and effortlessly booking rides in seconds. Spare’s advanced algorithms dynamically match riders in real time, enabling multiple riders to share a single vehicle while maximizing overall system efficiency. Spare Engine, the proprietary neural core of Spare Platform, automatically directs passengers to a nearby virtual bus stop, enabling efficient shared rides without any lengthy detours.

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