Lone Tree, Colorado, USA
Commuting, General transportation, First-and-last mile, Microtransit
increase in rides per day over legacy service
passengers per week in a city of 14,000 residents
In 2018, Lone Tree selected Via to replace its previous on-demand transit technology provider. Building on lessons learned from the pilot, Via partnered with Lone Tree to design a solution that provides a shared-ride alternative to private vehicle use and creates “links” to regional transportation, including a light rail line to Denver. In addition to providing efficiency gains, Via’s solution provides Lone Tree an enhanced layer of service visibility with proprietary dispatch tools and comprehensive data reporting services that the City’s previous technology provider did not offer.
Link On-Demand has already achieved significant success, providing over 12,000 rides — almost 1,000 per week — compared to just 20,000 rides in 16 months before Via. As ridership grew, the cost per passenger declined by over 30% compared to the previous service. With an improved on-demand service powered by Via’s best-in-class routing and matching algorithm, the City has positioned itself as a regional innovator in public transit by leveraging ridehailing technology for the public good.
Link On-Demand has become an integral part of our community’s sense of place. Working with Via has enabled the City...further deliver on our commitment to providing a visionary transportation network to our residents.”
With Link on Demand, we are providing more transportation options and reducing congestion, which are top priorities for our residents and businesses.”