MetroLINK & TransLoc partner for microtransit pilot, Village of Milan, IL, 2019
5 minutes Date Launched: Jun 10, 2019 Date Ended: Jan 3, 2020 Pilot Project Timeframe: ~7 months
The Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District (MetroLINK) has partnered with Ford Smart Mobility company, TransLoc, to launch an on-demand microtransit pilot program. Through this pilot, riders in the Village of Milan can order a 12-passenger, wheelchair accessible van for local curb-to-curb microtransit service. To use the service, riders should download TransLoc’s Microtransit app, where they can request rides. Same-day rides can also be requested via phone call. Trips cost $1 for standard passengers (with discounted rates available for students and designated individuals). The service aims to enhance mobility. It is owned by MetroLINK and will be evaluated based on on-going performance information provided by TransLoc.