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Spare partners with Whistle! to power backend ride-hailing operations for British Columbia company

Canadian startup’s flexible technology will help ride-hailing company meet its growth and profitability goals.

Kristoffer Vik Hansen

September 1, 2020 (Vancouver, Canada) - Spare, a leading provider of on-demand mobility software, is once again demonstrating the adaptability and scalability of its technology platform by bringing its data-driven transportation management solution to ride-hailing for the first time.

Now live, Spare’s technology is the operational backend behind Whistle!, a transportation network company (TNC) that currently services the west coast of British Columbia, including the communities of Whistler, Squamish, Pemberton and Tofino.

Whistle! Service Area

It provides Whistle! with both a driver and rider app to help the company and its passengers, many of whom are tourists, make the most out of its service. With Spare, Whistle! is able to manage its fleet, provide its customers with mix-and-match options using that same fleet, such as pre-bookings, long-distance trips and different pricing mechanisms, and ultimately explore additional short-term and long-term revenue opportunities.

“We chose Spare because of the ability to customize its platform to our needs and its great user experience,” says Dylan Green, president of Whistle!

Whistle driver with mask

Known for providing transit agencies with on-demand transit software and planning solutions, Spare is an ideal partner to ride-hailing companies because it gives them easy access to their own information, like GPS data, through click-of-a-button reports that are required under government regulations.

“We’re a solutions-oriented company. When the opportunity came up to partner with Whistle!, we were excited by the idea of seeing how we could adapt our platform to serve ride-hailing as so far our on-demand software has primarily served public transit,” says Kristoffer Vik Hansen, CEO at Spare.

Spare’s service in British Columbia is one of a handful of new opportunities for the Canadian company on its home turf. This fall, it will also be launching on-demand microtransit and paratransit services in several Canadian markets across the country. It has also entered into agreements with two major urban centers to help them better plan their transit networks using Spare’s data-driven planning tool, Spare Realize.

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