Via has been selected by Environment Canterbury for a feasibility study that will provide a new on-demand public transport service in Timaru, New Zealand. During the research period, Environment Canterbury will collaborate with Via and the Timaru District Council to understand the needs of the community, whose use of existing public transit systems has steadily declined, and create an on-demand solution best suited for the town based on the results.
“We are delighted to join forces with Environment Canterbury and the City of Timaru,” says Daniel Ramot, co-founder and CEO of Via. “We have increasingly seen cities and towns ask how they can provide their residents with public transportation that radically improves the customer experience, and yet still achieves the same benefits of existing public transport. Via’s sophisticated on-demand transit technology is that solution for many cities, and we are excited to take part in this study to demonstrate how on-demand transportation solutions can benefit Timaru.”
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