On-demand transit is paving the way for the future of public transit but needs adequate funding to do so. Read on to learn how to leverage federal, state and local grants and funds for your microtransit or paratransit services.
In this second article of our two-part series, we use data from our ongoing travel surveys to explore how income fits within the larger ‘diversity data gap’.
We uncover trends about how mobility relates to income, based on a treasure trove of mobility and economic data we’ve collected in our biannual travel surveys.
What is transit planning and how do data-rich tools enable agencies to deliver more sustainable, profitable and equitable systems?
Transit simulations are the key to better decision-making and transparent transit planning. Jerome Mayaud shares his thoughts on how our simulation tool, Spare Realize, can empower that process.
Collecting information about riders and their needs is vital to the success of any mobility service. But what is mobility data, how do you get it and what’s the best way to use it?
Rapid prototyping allows transit planners to imagine various scenarios for new microtransit projects before they launch, resulting in optimized services tailored to riders’ needs.
We dig deep into a large travel survey of Spare riders, to unpick important issues around gender, age, ethnicity and disability in public transportation and microtransit specifically.
We surveyed our riders and found that introducing microtransit induces a significant amount of new trips, removes private vehicle trips from our roads, and provides a safer and more convenient transit experience.
The shocks of the COVID-19 crisis and the BLM protests have been testing for the transit industry. By digging into our ridership data from around the world, we find that microtransit services have bounced back quicker than mass transit.
Without data-driven planning, transit agencies risk designing transportation systems that work for nobody. Spare Realize, our cutting-edge transit planning tool, is here to provide a guiding hand.
Your wealth, education and race determine your exposure to the COVID-19 virus on public transit.
We put the theory of 'flipping transit on its head' into practice, using data from one of the largest on-demand microtransit services in the world.
In many parts of the world, fixed route transit is in dire straits. We propose a radical new idea to reverse its decline: use microtransit data to smartly redesign fixed transit routes.
Come on a journey with us. Explore the difficulties and opportunities in unravelling cause and effect, within the scope of an on-demand transit system! Jerome Mayaud Jerome Mayaud Lead Data Scientist at Spare More posts by Jerome Mayaud.
Ultimately, this kind of analysis helps us to adjust our algorithms and user interfaces to improve the service for each and every one of our customers.