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Via Awarded Contract to Develop Singapore’s On-Demand Public Bus Service
Via, the leading developer of shared ride technology, has been selected by Singapore’s Land Transit Authority (LTA) to leverage its best-in-class ride matching and routing algorithm to incorporate on-demand technology into Singapore’s public transit system.
Via’s technology connects multiple passengers who are headed the same way, allowing riders to request a ride in real time and seamlessly share a dynamically-routed vehicle. As part of the awarded contract, Via will demonstrate how its sophisticated on-demand transit technology will enable buses to be deployed and dynamically routed according to real-time commuter demand.
Via was chosen from among 10 industry contenders for the contract, along with one additional company, thanks to its extensive track record developing on-demand transit applications and operating real-time, dynamically-routed services across the globe.
“We are very excited to partner with the Land Transit Authority to bring an innovative on-demand public bus service to Singapore powered by Via’s tried and tested shared ride technology. Singapore is at the forefront of mobility innovation in the region, and we are thrilled to see Via’s technology in Southeast Asia for the first time.” says Daniel Ramot, Via’s co-founder and CEO.
Via’s partnership with LTA in Singapore marks its first entry into the Southeast Asia market. Via has been tapped by cities and transit authorities in the United States and around the world to help re-engineer public transit from a regulated system of rigid routes and schedules to a fully dynamic, on-demand network. Most recently, Via has launched on-demand transit services in Arlington, TX, Queenstown, New Zealand, and Newcastle, Australia, with operations in Berlin, Germany, Los Angeles, CA, and West Sacramento, CA coming in 2018.