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Via expands D.C. on-demand services to Virginia

Posted on May 23, 2019

The solution enables Via’s system to transport a high volume of passengers while using a fraction of the number of vehicles utilized by taxis or on-demand car services.
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The solution enables Via’s system to transport a high volume of passengers while using a fraction of the number of vehicles utilized by taxis or on-demand car services.
Via

Via, a provider and developer of on-demand shared transit, announced the extension of its Washington, D.C., service to Alexandria, Virginia.

Via first launched in Washington D.C. in August 2016, and the service has since grown to cover the entire District as well as Arlington, and now, Alexandria. With the shutdown of several Alexandria Metro stations beginning May 25, Via’s timely expansion will provide an affordable, convenient, and reliable transportation option for thousands of commuters.

The expansion into Alexandria extends Via’s service zone by 33% and creates an affordable and convenient shared transportation solution for more than 140,000 commuters traveling to, from, and within Alexandria.

Using the Via app, passengers select their pick up and drop off location and confirm their ride. Via’s smart algorithm enables multiple riders to seamlessly share a single vehicle. The technology directs passengers to a nearby corner — a virtual bus stop — for pick up and drop off, allowing for quick and efficient shared trips without lengthy detours that take riders out of their way.

The solution enables Via’s system to transport a high volume of passengers while using a fraction of the number of vehicles utilized by taxis or on-demand car services.

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