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Microtransit connects a small city to a vibrant regional economy

Unified technology and operations improve efficiency in a first- and last-mile microtransit service for commuters in this Denver suburb.

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Year over year ridership growth after Via took over operations
rides per month, in a city of 14,000
average rider rating

The bottom line.

With a microtransit service in place since 2018, the City of Lone Tree has always been forward-thinking when it comes to mobility. Their latest innovation? Consolidating technology and operations under the same provider, Via, in 2023. Both efficiency and reliability have improved under the unified solution, setting the stage for a 2024 expansion to neighboring Meridian.

Tell me more.

For residents of this small city south of Denver, car-free commuting was a challenge: though regional transit connects Lone Tree to downtown Denver, getting to transit — or to jobs around Lone Tree — required a car. Microtransit is game-changing for Lone Tree residents, a large proportion of whom ride regularly. Job access has improved, and with more reliable Via-powered operations, ridership — and five-star ride ratings — have continued to grow.

The enhancement and expansion of Link on Demand free transit services would not have been possible without Via as our service partner.

Dan Raine, Mobility Manager, City of Lone Tree

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Lone Tree, Colorado
Use case
First- and last-mile, general transportation