According to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), 96% of transit agencies reported experiencing a workforce shortage, with 84% indicating that this shortfall directly hampers their ability to provide service.
This impacts transit agencies of all sizes and is primarily attributed to two coupled factors - an increased rate of retirement in the industry along with struggles to recruit and retain new operators. In light of this issue, Spare's on-demand transit platform, in conjunction with May Mobility's autonomous vehicles, presents a solution.
Agencies Can Integrate May Mobility's Autonomous Vehicles
Using Spare Open Fleets technology, Spare allows transit agencies to integrate May Mobility's wheelchair-accessible autonomous vehicles into their on-demand service offerings, while managing them alongside their existing on-demand transit fleets.
By leveraging the technology and expertise of both Spare and May Mobility, transit agencies will be able to deliver an enhanced and more reliable transportation experience to their current riders and expand those services to those who currently don’t have access.