Spare's Co-Founder & CEO reflects on our continuous journey to innovate paratransit, shape mobility, and change lives.
Kristoffer Vik Hansen
As Spare’s CEO and co-founder, Kristoffer brings considerable knowledge of data-driven mobility platforms as a lead solution architect to the table. A native of Norway, Kristoffer moved to Canada to pursue his Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2010. Before starting Spare, he co-founded Awake Labs, a wearable technology company committed to improving the lives of individuals with developmental disorders before shifting gears.
Spare and Lyft Announce Partnership to Deliver Elevated On-Demand Transportation Services to Transit Agencies
Spare, the mobility management platform introduces new integration with Lyft to enable transit agencies to optimize rider experiences and better meet on-demand transportation needs.
A closer look at Spare's Series A, what this investment means and what the company plans to do with it.
Learn how microtransit solutions are improving transit access for those living low-density areas or people unable to access stop-based transit.
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.
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.
We share how transit agencies can move to an on-demand system that improves on scheduled paratransit at the same time.
The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County introduces more zones to feed its fixed-route network
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.
The new Crossroads Connect service will use trip brokering to bridge the transit gap for residents in Bellevue’s Crossroads neighborhood.
The on-demand service will cover over 30 zones and help connect area-residents to Toronto-bound transit hubs.
Medicine Hat pilots new on-demand microtransit service backed by Canadian company Spare’s powerful technology.
Spare's and Medicine Hat's project allows the southeast Alberta city to extend public transit to underserved areas of its community.
Spare teams up with ride-hailing enterprise Earth Rides to provide zero-emission rides in Nashville, Tennessee.
Spare’s automated technology platform will allow Earth Rides to deliver a superior customer experience through streamlined operations.
Canadian startup’s flexible technology will help ride-hailing company meet its growth and profitability goals.
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.
Launched June 2, in partnership with the city’s public transit agency AtB, 67pluss, a new on-demand service powered by Spare that will soon also be all-electric, will provide Seniors in Trondheim, Norway, better access to public transportation.
An important lesson we have taken from the BLM protests is that it is our duty to fight for the causes we believe in. For us at Spare, that cause is making transit fair for everyone. Sometimes, we might get it wrong, but we will keep fighting, harder than ever before.
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.
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.
How do you maximize the safety of your riders and drivers when you run transit during a pandemic?
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.
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 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.
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.