These mayors saw transportation challenges in their communities — whether transit deserts, inadequate access for seniors and other groups, or rising congestion and emissions — and took action to develop and implement new transit services entirely from scratch. Hear directly from them, and learn how tech-enabled transit has transformed communities large and small across the country.
Closing transit gaps and connecting transit deserts.
Mayor Victor Carstarphen (Camden, New Jersey)“In Camden, we believe that every resident deserves access to good jobs and a chance to build a better future. The Camden Loop plays a vital role in achieving that vision, as it connects our residents to employment centers and unlocks doors to new opportunities. This initiative is a testament to our commitment to ensuring Camden’s continued upward trajectory and an improved quality of life for our citizens.”
Former Mayor Jenny A. Durkan (Seattle, Washington)“As we continue to build a city of the future, we are providing new ways for our neighbors to access transit…this new first-last mile connection will help ensure that South Seattle residents have more options for safely and quickly getting to key transit hubs.”
Increasing transit access and independence.
Mayor Ruthanne Fuller (Newton, Massachusetts)“Reliable, safe, affordable transportation is a key to giving people options for staying involved in their community as they phase out driving. This is a ground-breaking program that I really think can be a game-changer.”
Former Mayor Christopher Cabaldon (West Sacramento, California)“For seniors, it’s been a game changer. For teenagers — a game changer. For parents — a game changer. About 40% of youth say they are working now and could not have had a job without this service. It’s also cheaper for us. Per ride, it’s dramatically less expensive than the transit system. So a pretty powerful innovation.”
Former Mayor Jeff Williams (Arlington, Texas)“Our ridership has been great. Our customer satisfaction has been super. The convenience of not having to worry about either, how do you get to the bus station, or when you get off the bus, how do you get to where you want to go — it’s just been off the charts.”
Reducing traffic congestion and CO2 emissions.
Former Mayor Steven Scharf (Cupertino, California)“This partnership with Via is the next generation of what public transportation can be, allowing us to increase mobility while taking a step toward our larger goal of reducing traffic congestion across Cupertino.”
Lt. Governor and Former Mayor Kim Driscoll (Salem, Massachusetts)“Yes, we can have innovative, low-cost, on-demand public ride-share services in our communities. In all, the service has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by (more than) 61 tons."
Delivering data-driven transit solutions with new technology.