Rebuilding Trust and Optimizing Fixed-Route Transit with On-Demand by Via On-Demand Transit

  • 23 Jul 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Webinar


  • Member Only Event

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Rebuilding Trust and Optimizing Fixed-Route Transit with On-Demand by Via On-Demand Transit / Sault Ste Marie Transit

Thursday July 23, 2020 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM

No Registration Fee (Members Only)

Meeting Location: Webinar (Login details will be emailed once you register)


  • Hamish Campbell, Via On-Demand Transit
  • Brent Lamming, Sault Ste Marie Transit
  • Nicole Maione, Sault Ste Marie Transit

Topic Description

Converting underperforming fixed routes in times and locations with lower ridership to “on-demand” zones can generate operational and cost efficiencies while maintaining or even enhancing service levels. Just look at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario — a city leading the charge on introducing new technology into its transit network to bolster ridership. Mobility developer Via and Sault Ste. Marie Transit sit down to discuss the city’s on-demand pilot, the challenges they faced, the benefits they experienced by switching to an on-demand transit model, and more.

This webinar will explore: what on-demand is and how it can help; how to approach and think about on-demand service planning; and how cities can transform traditional fixed-route bus lines with on-demand technology. Via believes leveraging technology for real-time optimization will be a key solution to help ease budget pressures facing agencies as restrictions ease.

Learning Objectives

  • Objective 1: What on-demand is and how it can help
  • Objective 2: How to do on-demand service planning
  • Objective 3: The agency perspective: a discussion with Sault Ste Marie Transit about their on-demand pilot, challenges they've faced, benefits, etc.

Webinar login details will be emailed once you register.