The rides not taken
For some riders, a Via-powered microtransit service is the only transit option — whether that’s due to location, financial status, disability, or a host of other reasons. In this series, we investigate this group of riders who say they would not have been able to travel without Via. What do they have in common, and how can we better serve them?
Launching an on-demand transit network in six weeks
It shouldn’t take years to upgrade your public transportation network. Here’s how to launch a microtransit service in a matter of weeks.
Data proves that Digital DRT is here to stay in the UK (Interactive Map)
Digital demand-responsive transport (DDRT) has matured into a service mode with longevity in communities across the UK.
Hear from a Bay Area transit leader on leveraging collaboration to build better transit
Rashidi Barnes sits down with Via and shares his 20-year journey in the transit industry, crossing borders between private and public sectors. Here are a few key takeaways from him on improving transit through collaboration.
US cities use a surprising trick to increase transit coverage
How to expand the outreach of your network with a no- or low-infrastructure strategy.
How to fund on-demand public transportation and microtransit in 2023
Finding the cash for new TransitTech is often half the battle. Read our guide — updated for 2023 and beyond — and learn how you can find funding for your on-demand and microtransit services.
Easy ODS: export new Operational Data Standard files with Remix
Remix and Greenlink, an innovative South Carolina transit agency, collaborated to build Operational Data Standard (ODS) capabilities directly into Remix's GTFS Publisher, improving efficiency and cutting down on staff time.
Before and after: 6 cities switch to Via and see transit efficiency soar
Why are hundreds of cities and transit agencies choosing Via to power their microtransit and paratransit services? We dove into the data for answers.
$50M available through SMART for innovative transportation projects, including microtransit
How America’s mayors are transforming communities with tech-enabled transit services
Hear from 10 innovative mayors on the benefits of their new transit systems.
For a better bus network, Miami-Dade County adds a layer of on-demand transit
What if you could improve the entire fixed-line network — attracting more riders on board, and easing gridlocked roads — without changing the existing infrastructure? See how Miami-Dade County achieved just that with microtransit.
Product Highlight: harness the power of your service data.
Product Highlight: boost on-time performance and efficiency with Auto Reassign.
$32.65 million in funding from the California Air Resources Board available for sustainable transportation projects
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is offering funding through the Capacity Building and Planning, Clean Mobility in Schools, and Sustainable Transportation Equity Project programs.
Why we love Citymapper: MaaS apps’ ability to strengthen transit networks.
Want to generate economic growth? If you’re in the Midwest, start with transit.
Governments and agencies can stimulate development and show up for shift workers by investing in smart, flexible transit service.
Driver profile: Meet Duncan
A longtime Denton resident and former bus driver gets a “big kick” out of driving for GoZone and helping community members get around town.
Remix and Swiftly improve transit reliability by bringing operational data into planning tools
We’re excited to announce a new partnership between Remix, Via’s best-in-class suite of integrated transit planning and scheduling software, and Swiftly, the leading transit data platform that helps agencies share real-time passenger information, manage day-to-day operations, and improve service performance. We’re making transit planning more dynamic by integrating operational data into planning interfaces so planners can spot and resolve problems with service reliability earlier.
How Citymapper handles unplanned disruptions
A peek inside Citymapper’s ‘live operation room’, where we combat real-time transit interruptions — with better data, and a range of user-first app features.
Voices of Remix: James Keel
Transit leaders are using Remix for a host of reasons: from streamlining the planning and scheduling work, to efficient GTFS feeds management, to facilitating their grant application. Hear what they have to say about this modern transit planning tool.