Mobility

Via announces on-demand public transit in Austin

Posted on June 26, 2019

The expansion to build a new on-demand service in Austin and Manor points to a growing trend in Texas to develop improved public transit.
The expansion to build a new on-demand service in Austin and Manor points to a growing trend in Texas to develop improved public transit.
Via announced its new on-demand shared transit network, a new microtransit deployment in partnership with Austin, Texas' Capital Metro.

Pickup brings door-to-door transportation to the Manor area, and four other Austin neighborhoods later this year.

The service is set to replace the MetroBus Route 40 servicing Cap Metro’s Manor Park & Ride, Walmart, City Hall, and several additional neighborhoods both in and out of the city limits.

With the Pickup app, riders will be able to hail a shuttle directly from their smartphone. The program enables riders to be picked up at a virtual bus stop and allows multiple passengers to travel seamlessly. It also allows for quick and efficient shared trips without lengthy detours, or fixed routes and schedules.

With the Pickup app riders will be able to hail a shared on-demand shuttle directly from their smartphone.
With the Pickup app riders will be able to hail a shared on-demand shuttle directly from their smartphone.

The new on-demand service comes after Via and Capital Metro piloted the Pickup service in 2017 and 2018 in Northeast Austin, including the Mueller and Windsor Park neighborhoods, testing the on-demand service’s functionality in the Austin metro area.

Currently, Pickup is available weekdays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The app is available for download on both the IOS and Android platforms. A single ride costs $1.25 and day, weekly, and monthly passes are available for the service.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Public transit investment in large metro areas reap a better return, study finds

The research data collected from 48 metropolitan areas in the U.S. showed a positive correlation between ridership, residential density, and the convenience of using public transportation.

Report finds on-demand transportation can boost public transit usage

For the report, “On-Demand Transit Can Unlock Urban Mobility,” the BCG researchers analyzed four services in the U.S. and Germany.

Via, partners launch 'VetRides' on-demand program in D.C.

The program is aimed at supporting veterans as they re-engage with the community and the workforce.

San Francisco MTA to add 4,000 e-bikes throughout city

The new e-bikes will work as "hybrids" that can be docked at stations but also locked to bike racks around the city.

Brussels taps Vianova to provide data analytics platform for mobility

The platform will enable Brussels Mobility to facilitate the integration, comparison, and analysis of data and to monitor compliance with its regulation requirements.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation