Paratransit Mobility on Demand Demonstration, Pinellas County, Florida, 2017
5 minutes Date Enacted: Mar 1, 2017
The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) is collaborating with several partners including Lyft, United Taxi, and CareRide for a pilot program, Paratransit Mobility on Demand Demonstration. The pilot program aims to provide more cost effective, on-demand, and door-to-door paratransit service. The project will utilize a new centralized dispatching technology that will allow PSTA to offer a rider multiple transportation provider options, including TNCs, taxis, and wheelchair vans if necessary, based on estimated arrival time and cost. This pilot program is one of the Federal Transit Administration’s MOD Sandbox 1.0 program grant recipients.