Technology for Next Generation transit
Fleet operators and public transit agencies around the world use RideCo's cloud based dynamic shuttle software platform to provide on-demand shared rides in dynamically routed buses, vans and cars.
IMPROVED PASSENGER EXPERIENCE
Upgrade to an app-based service for less walking, less waiting, shorter in-vehicle times, and fewer transfers.
INCREASED VEHICLE PRODUCTIVITY
Lower your cost per ride in low-density environments.
We power 23 services in 12 cities, with clients including San Antonio Metro, LA Metro, Grab and Calgary Transit.
Does your city need a first-last-mile service, fully on-demand zones, or a more efficient paratransit service? Do your employees have difficult commutes? We work in partnerships with transit agencies, towns and cities, and private companies worldwide to provide shared-ride services for a variety of use cases.
LOW DENSITY AREA
Improve mobility for residents
in large areas with smaller populations and dispersed trip patterns
Case Study: San Antonio →
Provide high-frequency connections that close the gap between fixed-route transit and trip origins or destinations
Case Study: Calgary →
Simplify your employees’ commutes and ensure they get to work on time for every shift
Case Study: Changi Airport →
Supported Vehicle Types
RideCo’s solution works at large scale with a mixed fleet of vehicles in both high- and low-density urban environments.
UNDERPERFORMING BUS ROUTES
San Antonio, Texas
Client: VIA Metro, a public transit agency in Texas
Goals: (i) improve mobility in a low density area, (ii) enhance access to the local transit hub, and (ii) replace three bus routes in the zone with on-demand vans
Results: (i) 650 passengers per weekday with an average trip rating of 4.7 out of 5, (ii) 40% of rides connect to the transit hub, (iii) reduced the cost per passenger by 10%
Client feedback: "[on-demand transit] has proven to be a true game-changer...The service has been tremendously successful as a flexible travel option that helps VIA become more efficient and provides connections to the places our customers go." – Jeffrey C. Arndt, President & CEO of VIA Metropolitan
Client: Calgary Transit
Goals: (i) connect riders to the local transit hubs and shopping mall, (ii) reduce walking distance to transit, and (iii) achieve superior vehicle operating productivity
Results: (i) 125 passengers per weekday with an average trip rating of 4.8 out of 5, (ii) 4-minutes average walking time to a pickup location, and (iii) industry leading on-demand service productivity at 6.6 boardings per vehicle-hour, while maintaining 97% on time drop-offs
Client feedback: “When you’re offering a service like public [on-demand] transit, you want to make sure that you are achieving the best results possible, not only for the city but for the users. You want to make sure that the riders are getting the type of service they need at the time that they need it” – Jyoti Gondek, Ward 3 Councilor for the City of Calgary
Client: Large employer at Changi Airport
Goals: (i) improve employee satisfaction with a better commuting experience, (ii) reduce costs through automation and more efficient vehicle routing
Results: (i) over 80 percent of staff rate their commute 4+ out of 5, (ii) 98 percent on-time record, (iii) cost savings from fully automated dispatching and reduction in vehicle miles traveled
long distance & employee commuting
South East Asia
Client: Grab, transportation network company operating in 178 cities
Goals: Enable dynamic-route capabilities for its shuttles and vans and launch new on-demand services across consumer and corporate business segments
Results: Now operating several consumer and corporate services for Grab including short- and long-distance trips within neighborhoods, as well as daily transportation for corporate clients’ employees.
Client feedback: “We are excited to expand our partnership with RideCo to provide greater speed and accessibility to our communities, while keeping cost extremely affordable. We believe that these dynamic shuttle bus and van services will complement the existing public transport network, allowing companies and individual consumers alike to benefit from shared transportation.”
RideCo In The News
RideCo's smart-shuttle technology is being used in cities and campuses across the world. See what these publications have to say about us:
“When you’re offering a service like public [on-demand] transit, you want to make sure that you are achieving the best results possible, not only for the city but for the users. You want to make sure that the riders are getting the type of service they need at the time that they need it” – Jyoti Gondek, Ward 3 Councilor for the City of Calgary
"It is a giant Uber bus system pretty much,” said Cochrane Mayor Jeff Genung, "It was almost half the operating cost for the town [compared to a continuously circulating bus system].”
"Dynamic bus services can provide a better commuting experience and optimize resources and operating costs"
"RideCo provided a platform that would allow Grab to study user behaviour with minimal technological enhancements on its part"
"GO joins Milton Transit to test new door-to-door bus service"
"One of our goals at Metrolinx is to foster and support innovative ideas that make it easier for people to get around...the project will reduce demand for parking spaces, which are often in short supply."