Capital Metro and RideAustin Partner for First/Last Mile Service, Austin, Texas, 2018
5 minutes Date Launched: Jun 4, 2018 Date Ended: Dec 7, 2018 Pilot Project Timeframe: Six month pilot project
The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro) has partnered with Austin-based rideshare service provider, RideAustin, to offer on-demand transportation to select bus stops following cuts to bus service in the Exposition area of west Austin. Through this six-month pilot program, individuals who live or work in the area that has lost bus service can request rides via the RideAustin app to/from one of two local Capital Metro bus stops. These rides are free of charge, so those who participate in the program do not have to pay any more than the usual bus fare to complete their commute. Capital Metro hopes that this partnership will help to effectively fill transit gaps by serving as an efficient, innovative solution to first/last mile needs. The pilot will be evaluated upon conclusion.