In December 2020, LA Metro launched the Metro Micro on-demand transit service to connect Angelenos with their existing transit network and accommodate short trips throughout LA County. This project is the single largest public on-demand transit service worldwide and has been 3 years in the making. To make this all possible it took LA's innovative approach to procurement, in-depth planning from both teams, and clear operational goals.
In this webinar Shared-Use Mobility Center Founder in Residence, Sharon Feigon will be moderating a discussion between Metro Micro Project Manager, Rani Narula-Woods and RideCo CEO, Prem Gururajan. They'll share details about the project, the challenges that have been overcome, and how the Metro Micro service was set up for success.
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Transit isn't the only thing available on-demand!
Under her leadership, SUMC has championed that mobility is a right for all and has been a clearinghouse for vital shared mobility developments, research, tools, and best practices. Her vision of the changing field of Shared Mobility has been instrumental in shaping what it is today. She has worked in partnership with leading shared mobility experts in the US and abroad to develop this vision into a global industry, burgeoning with possibilities. She speaks frequently about her learnings at conferences and symposiums worldwide.
Prem is a skilled Computer Engineer, and a successful Entrepreneur. He has launched dozens of microtransit services in over 20 cities worldwide. He has 7 years of experience in microtransit with RideCo and 8 years in gaming logistics software before that. His expertise lies in the fields of computer vision, dynamic vehicle routing, and urban mobility systems. He led the development and commercialization of the market’s leading logistics software for the resort industry and today leads RideCo’s dynamic team in one success after another. Prem was primarily responsible for winning the largest ever public microtransit contract; this 100+ vehicle project for Los Angeles Metro required over two years of planning and extensive service modelling.