Is Microtransit the Future of Public Transit?
12:30 p.m. | Thursday, March 22, 2018
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Public transportation agencies are experimenting with on-demand, shared and dynamic models that augment traditional bus and rail transit. These services — referred to as microtransit — are enabled by technology similar to the mobile smartphone applications pioneered by companies like Uber and Lyft. A recent study explores the experiences of public microtransit transportation providers and reveals key lessons for the future operation of flexible-route, on-demand public transportation.
+ Marla Westervelt / Los Angeles Metro Office of Extraordinary Innovation
+ John Urgo / AC Transit
+ Gary Miskell / Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)
free for SPUR members
$10 for non-members
Pre-registration is not required for this event.