City of Newton & Via partner for Newton in Motion (“NewMo”) microtransit service for seniors, Newton, MA, 2019
5 minutes Date Launched: Jun 17, 2019
The City of Newton has partnered with Via to launch Newton in Motion (NewMo), an on-demand microtransit service for seniors in Newton, Massachusetts. Through this program, locals over the age of 60 can order NewMo rides using the Via app or by calling. After booking, riders will be directed to nearby virtual bus stops where they will be picked up and may share a ride with other passengers traveling similar routes. NewMo service is available from 8am to 5pm on weekdays and from 9am to noon on the weekend. This on-demand service replaces the previous taxi voucher system that required users to book rides at least 72 hours in advance. NewMo aims to offer convenient, reliable mobility to help seniors travel around the city.