Wheels2U Off-Peak Service Microtransit, Norwalk, Connecticut, 2018
5 minutes Date Launched: Sep 13, 2018 Pilot Project Timeframe: 6 Month Pilot
The Norwalk Transit District, together with the City of Norwalk, the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation, the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency, and Ford Smart Mobility microtransit technology provider, TransLoc, have launched Wheels2U – a six-month microtransit pilot program. Through this pilot, free on-demand rides are available to residents via TransLoc’s Microtransit mobile app. The app enables riders to request and monitor their trip to/from locations within the designated service area and offers navigation for drivers. Wheels2U runs using off-peak Norwalk Transit District paratransit vehicles from 5pm to 12am Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and from 12pm to 9pm on Sundays. The program aims to offer an innovative transit option.
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Read a Case Study on the Wheels2U pilot project here.