Gold Coast Transit District Launches Nighttime Microtransit Service, Oxnard, CA, 2021
5 minutes Date Launched: May 10, 2021 Pilot Project Timeframe: 1 year
Credit: Gold Coast Transit District
The Gold Coast Transit District (GCTD) has launched Late Night Safe Rides, a microtransit service offering curb-to-curb rides to customers from 8 PM to 11 PM each night of the week. Funded for one year through federal funds from the Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) Program, customers must request rides by phone at least one hour ahead of time. Fares amount to $2 per person and can be paid in cash or through GCTD’s Token Transit app. Rides will be provided through GCTDs’ fleet of paratransit vehicles, some of which have bike racks.
This microtransit program is intended to provide mobility solutions for people in need of late-night commutes. For many communities around the United States, fixed-route transit service often becomes limited at night as a result of decreased demand. Late Night Safe Rides has the potential to provide a new convenient transportation option in the Oxnard area, especially to people working in the health care and hospitality industries.