Moovit launches on-demand service to transport essential workers

Posted on April 3, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly, the demand for public transportation around the world has dropped. Screeshot via Moovit

Moovit, a Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions company, launched its Emergency Mobilization On-Demand service. Created for transit agencies and enterprises during the COVID-19 pandemic, Moovit’s technology transforms vehicle fleets into an on-demand service to get critical workers to their destination without putting their health or others’ health at risk. The new solution has already been implemented in several cities by large corporations to shuttle employees safely to work.

As COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly, the demand for public transportation around the world has dropped. Transit agencies and operators have significantly reduced their service and are struggling to quickly readjust fixed routes during a rapidly changing situation. In addition, public organizations, and private companies alike, still need to provide essential workers, including medical professionals, supermarket employees, bank clerks, insurance agents, and others, with a safe way of getting to work. Alternatives to traditional modes of transportation must be introduced to grapple with the dramatic shift in getting around. 

Moovit launched its Emergency Mobilization On-Demand service to provide both transit agencies and operators, and large corporations, with a transportation solution that is adaptable to fast-changing needs. In just a few days, Moovit’s technology converts unused fleets into an on-demand transit service for key workers, while adhering to local health ministry regulations. The platform is customizable and quickly adaptable to the specific needs of any transit agency, municipality, or enterprise. For example, while fleets run on-demand, the number of passengers allowed on board the vehicle at any time can be easily adjusted according to local regulations.

Riders, using Moovit’s iOS or Android app, or transit agency app powered by Moovit, can easily request an on-demand or pre-scheduled ride, as well as select a pickup/dropoff location. Moovit’s advanced algorithms will enable multiple riders to seamlessly share the ride, with a dynamic route and schedule.

Transit agencies and operators tapping into Moovit’s Emergency Mobilization On-Demand, receive an opportunity to transform their existing resources into an altered form of transportation. Operator’s control center staff will be provided with a web-based dashboard that offers a clear, easy-to-understand snapshot of their entire fleet that can be quickly acted upon.

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