The City of Tampa’s Mobility Department and Moovit has partnered on a new Mobility as a Service pilot and is looking for 200 people to participate, according to Moovit's news release.
Launching in Tampa, Moovit is an app that helps users plan multimodal trips.
Moovit also offers mobile ticketing for public transit, real-time arrival information, and displays parking lots and park and ride locations.
The pilot starts with the local launch of Moovit with multimodal trip planning and HART mobile ticketing integration. The program seeks 200 people to answer three-question surveys in 30-day intervals over a six-month period. The surveys and a feedback portal grant participants the opportunity to influence the functionality of micromobility and other mobility mode choices within the app.
The city has pressed Moovit to expand more into addressing gaps in the access to transit and improve the connectivity between modes of transportation by building out from their transit app.
“The cost of travel, both financial and time cost, is going up across Tampa Bay,” said Vik Bhide, City of Tampa Mobility director. “With the Moovit app, the City of Tampa is trying to make it as easy as possible to get people where they need or want to go.”
As part of the pilot program, participants are asked to answer survey questions and provide feedback on the functionality of the app for their personal use and on expanded features for improved experiences.
Both the Florida Department of Transportation and the City have each contributed $150,000 to the launch of Moovit in the City of Tampa.