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SacRT Microtransit Project (CA) FEB 2018 - AUG 2018TBD

The Sacramento, CA Regional Transit agency (SacRT) is launching a six-month microtransit pilot in its Citrus Heights suburb in February​. SacRT chose Citrus Heights for a six-month pilot program because the agency already has two local shuttles there that pick up passengers at their doorsteps. But those dial-a-ride buses currently require phone reservations a day in advance and have proven to be cumbersome to manage. They also don’t work for people used to instant service.

Working similar to Uber, microtransit buses will carry a handful of riders at a time. The driver will have an iPad on the dashboard showing the shortest route to get passengers to their individual destinations.

The microtransit service — to be operated by SacRT instead of through a public-private partnership — will cost the city about $25,000 for needed software. Again, SacRT's 2018 budget already allows for the cost of two shuttle buses and drivers.

The pilot, which will enable riders to request specific pick-up and drop-off locations, is being put in place to improve existing "dial-a-ride" bus services. The the on-demand service can be requested via smartphones. 


MaaS: A tool for Small Urban and Rural Communities (NY)N/ADwight Mengel

Presentation ​on how Tompkins County, NY Department of Social Services implemented Mobility as a Service (MaaS) into their transportation services. 

Gwinnett County Microtransit PilotSEPT 2018 - OCT 2018 TBD
​The Microtransit pilot is part of a plan for how the County would like to develop its transit networks to serve current and future needs. The plan aims to establish a countywide vision with broad-based support for future dedicated transit funding/implementation as well as to make transit a mode of choice for work and leisure trips.Read more about the pilot project >>​
SW Prime (MN)OngoingLen Simich

​SouthWest Transit, a suburban transit provider in the Twin Cities, has been operating a pioneering shared ride microtransit service for over three years. SouthWest Prime, has been highly successful with over a 400 percent increase in ridership since its first year in operation.  Compared to traditional dial-a-ride services, SW Prime has proven to be the most efficient demand response service in the Twin Cities region serving over 400 riders a day while using only one dispatcher/reservationist to manage the entire system​. Learn more about SW Prime >>​

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