Los Angeles, California (June 24, 2021) — RideCo Inc., an industry leader in on-demand transit technology, celebrates the upcoming launch of two more microtransit zones in L.A. County, making a total of seven zones as part of the Metro Micro service.
This new Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) service will provide fast, safe, and convenient trips around town without having to transfer. It was designed hand-in-hand with Metro’s NextGen Bus Plan and will be available to passengers at an introductory rate of just $1 per trip.
Metro Micro will continue to operate safely in these two new zones, requiring passengers to wear face masks and reducing vehicle capacity by 50% to accommodate social distancing.
The Metro Micro service was initially launched in the Watts/Willowbrook and LAX/Inglewood zones in December 2020, with North Hollywood/Burbank, Compton/Artesia, and El Monte launching just one month later.
The service is expected to expand even further with the Northwest San Fernando Valley and the UCLA/Westwood/Century City zone by the fall of 2021.
“We are very excited about the continued expansion of the Metro Micro service in LA County,” said RideCo Co-Founder and CEO, Prem Gururajan. “We are fortunate to be working with an innovative team at Metro that is shaping the future of mobility and transit.”
RideCo is an industry leader in on-demand transit technology, enabling on-demand ridesharing for public transit riders around the globe. We partner with transit agencies, municipalities, and experienced local fleet operators to design and operate on-demand transit services. Our solutions reduce travel time, decrease walking distance, and increase service frequency for riders while lowering transit agencies’ cost-per-ride, reducing demand for parking, and attracting net new riders to transit systems. Visit our website to learn more about how our proprietary cloud-based platform can revolutionize mobility in your city.