Mayors on microtransit: How local governments can influence — and implement — transit solutions for their residents.
In March, we spoke with two US mayors to learn more about how they brought on-demand transit to their cities. Watch the full conversation, or just read some of the highlights, below.
Rider Profile: Meet Vincent.
On-demand transit helps car-free residents like Vincent get around the entire Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area.
Rider Profile: Meet Franklin.
On-demand transit in Fort Worth, Texas, helps Franklin save money with affordable, efficient transportation — connecting him to both work and fun.
Rider Profile: Meet Jeremy.
On-demand transit gives Jeremy* an affordable way to get to school, work, and anywhere else in Arlington, Texas.
Rider Profile: Meet Synethia.
Local microtransit service RIDE has been Synethia’s go-to transportation mode since the day it debuted in Wilson, NC.
Meet the On-Demand Transit Riders of St. Louis, Mo.
On-demand transit gives St. Louis residents an affordable, convenient way to reach jobs and run essential errands within their city.
Rider Profile: Meet the Paratransit Riders of Green Bay, Wis.
TransitTech gives all Green Bay-area residents a convenient, accessible way to get around town.
Rider Profile: Meet Jane.
On-demand transit in Fort Worth, Texas, gives Jane* a faster, safer way to get to and from work — especially late at night.
“It’s a no-brainer”: A conversation with David Marsh on tech and rural mobility.
The Capital Area Rural Transportation System serves 7,200 square miles around Austin, Texas. We sat down with the agency’s General Manager, David Marsh, to talk candidly about how rural providers of all sizes can take advantage of technology.
US Senate leaders seek to expand microtransit into communities lacking reliable transportation
Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland) and former Sen. Doug Jones (D-Alabama) praised microtransit, pointing to the success of on-demand public transportation in Birmingham and Montgomery County.