Via Jersey City
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
24 Mercedes Metris vans (6 WAV) / 2 Kia Niro electric SUVs
destinations are connections to transit
of rides are shared
ridership during COVID-19
Via Jersey City launched in February 2020 with a fleet that included electric vehicles. Recognizing that the City’s central wards are already well-served by transit, Via designed an innovative service model: riders may book trips to or from these wards, but not within them. This model helps limit the replication of trips that can be served by PATH, light rail, and existing bus routes, ensuring that Via Jersey City complements — rather than competes with — existing options. In September 2020, the service expanded by almost doubling its fleet size to address the growth in demand and social distancing requirements amid the global pandemic.
Via has changed it all. Attempting to use the light rail was a challenge, as we walked 3 miles a day, doubling our commute time. Spending only $10 a week each to commute with Via has been life-changing. I had been looking to buy a car for a while, but now I see no need.”