Traditional transit networks do not offer the flexibility required by residents for their unique transit needs. Multiple vehicle fleets are often required by agencies to meet residents’ unique trip requests, limiting rider options, and increasing agency costs.
Take Colette, Marnie, and Joseph, for example.
In a traditional transit network, three different vehicle fleets would be deployed to satisfy Colette, Marnie, and Joseph’s requests.
The agency wants to make life easier for these three distinct passenger groups, but with limited resources, they aren’t sure how.
This is where RideCo comes in. With our Microtransit Service Integrator, transit agencies can offer specialized service to each group of passengers using a single fleet. This is accomplished in three basic steps:
1. First, transit agencies must determine which use cases they would like to service. RideCo’s Microtransit Service Integrator enables a wide variety of use cases such as:
2. Next, transit agencies can customize the type of services that passengers can receive. You can customize:
3. Lastly, RideCo’s Microtransit Service Integrator combines these together to be fulfilled by a single fleet. Instead of dedicating fleets to each of these use cases or manually ensuring the above rules are followed, RideCo does the work for you. Each of the passenger groups will be served according to their specific needs with the same fleet!
For each group of passengers, RideCo customizes the level of service these passengers need then combines them together with the Microtransit Service Integrator.
Collette is now able to book a ride more frequently, with service running every hour instead of twice daily. The transit agency is able to support the higher frequency because they aren’t running an empty bus to these rural communities anymore.
Marnie is now able to pre-book her rides or book them on-demand. Due to the efficiency of an increased fleet size, she can continue to get doorstep service to support her mobility needs while improving the flexibility she has in her daily schedule.
Joseph can now run errands where the bus didn’t go and without connections. Joseph’s day runs smoother and faster with his new ability to go from virtual stop to virtual stop at the click of a button!
RideCo’s Microtransit Service Integrator doesn’t just solve residents’ challenges, though. The feature helps transit agencies too! With a single fleet accomplishing all rider requests, agencies achieve greater efficiency and flexibility, all while reducing costs. Ridership is increased and the agency is able to reduce the fleet size and increase its utilization.
The Microtransit Service Integrator is being used across RideCo’s services to meet our transit partners’ needs.
Contact us to learn more about how your transit agency can improve the convenience and efficiency of its service by consolidating fleets with RideCo’s Microtransit Service Integrator.