5 minutes Date Launched: Nov 27, 2018
The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) has partnered with app development company, Transit, to launch the expanded trip planning app, Transit+. Whereas the original Transit app enabled public transit riders to book transit rides only, the new Transit+ app integrates and connects riders with both public transit and multimodal, on-demand services – including bikeshare, rideshare, and scooters. Now, bus riders in Pinellas County can receive suggestions for options, such as Uber and Lyft, for their first/last mile transportation needs. Furthermore, complete trips incorporating rides with PSTA, Uber, and/or Lyft can be planned, booked, and payed for all in one place. The Transit+ app aims to facilitate transit use and seamless mobility.
Transit’s blog also notes that (as of November 27, 2018) Transit has launched Transit+ in “special partnership” with agencies in Kansas City, Silicon Valley, Boston, Detroit, Nashville, Columbus, Cleveland, St. Petersburg, St. Louis, Dayton, Albany, and Las Vegas, with more to come.
For more information see:
Pinellas transit authority launches app program to help bus riders connect with Uber, Lyft
Contributed through a partnership between the Shared-Use Mobility Center, ITS America and the Federal Transit Administration’s Mobility on Demand Program.
Updated December 2018