Via, the world’s leading developer of dynamic shared ride technology, has been awarded the second phase of a contract to provide on-demand public bus (ODPB) technology in Singapore by the Land Transport Authority (LTA). The six-month operational trial will leverage Via’s best-in-class ride matching and routing algorithm as well as the company’s extensive operational expertise to deliver more seamless and convenient bus journeys for commuters.
"Via's powerful technology is seamlessly integrating with public transit infrastructure around the globe, redefining the way people move around their city," said Daniel Ramot, co-founder and CEO of Via. "We're delighted to join forces with the LTA to launch this groundbreaking on-demand bus service in Singapore, providing commuters with a convenient and seamless smart transportation experience."
The second phase of the project will see the development of custom technology localized for Singapore’s public bus commuters and drivers, as well as the deployment of the sophisticated back-end tools required to monitor and optimize the service. The six-month operational trial will be launched with selected services with low travel demand during off-peak hours from December 2018, with Via-led ODPB service leveraging Via’s cutting-edge technology and deep experience with highly efficient vehicle utilization. A local public bus operator will operate the service.
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, Newcastle, Australia and West Sacramento, CA, with operations in Berlin, Germany and Los Angeles, CA in 2018.
Via is re-engineering public transit, from a regulated system of rigid routes and schedules to a fully dynamic, on-demand network. Via's mobile app connects multiple passengers who are headed the same way, allowing riders to seamlessly share a premium vehicle. First launched in New York City in September 2013, the Via platform currently operates in the United States, and in Europe through its joint venture with Mercedes-Benz Vans, ViaVan. Via's technology is also deployed worldwide through partner projects with public transportation agencies, private transit operators, taxi fleets, private companies, and universities, seamlessly integrating with public transit infrastructure to provide the most cutting edge on-demand mobility innovation.