Transit Services

Ottawa City Councillor Pushing for Bus-Hailing Amid Low Transit Ridership

With OC Transpo continuing to see low ridership throughout the pandemic, Ottawa City Councillor Carol Anne Meehan is pushing for bus-hailing technology, noting that the city can no longer afford to pay for busses that are running empty (via CBC News). "We can't afford to continue bleeding money the way we are,” the councillor said, adding...

Edmonton to Get Canada’s Largest On-Demand Transit Service in 2021

Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) has today announced it has selected Pacific Western Transportation (PWT) and Via Transportation to launch Canada’s largest On-Demand Transit service. Starting in 2021, 57 shuttle buses will conveniently connect residents in select neighbourhoods with a nearby transit hub. These accessible shuttles will follow fixed routes and only operate upon request. Edmontonians...

Riders in Ontario Can Now Hail Sault Ste. Marie On-Demand Bus in Real-Time

Thanks to a new partnership between on-demand public mobility solutions provider Via and Ontario’s leading transit provider Sault Ste. Marie Transit Services, passengers can now hail a Sault Ste. Marie On-Demand bus in real-time to their desired stop, allowing for a more efficient utilization of city buses. “We are thrilled to partner with the innovative team...