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Via Transportation

This article is about Via, the mobility company. For other uses, see Via (disambiguation).

Via Transportation, Inc. (founded in 2012 by Israeli entrepreneurs Daniel Ramot and Oren Shoval) is a global public transport, logistics, and TransitTech company headquartered in New York City. Via licenses its technology to cities, transportation authorities, school districts, universities, and private organizations to help build their own technology-driven transportation networks. It operates in partnership with over 400 local governments across more than 20 countries globally, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Israel, Germany, France, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, Brazil, Indonesia, Finland, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates.

Via Transportation, Inc.
TypePrivately held company
IndustryTransport
Vehicle for hire
Founded2012; 9 years ago (2012)
FoundersDaniel Ramot
Oren Shoval
HeadquartersNew York City, New York
Key people
Daniel Ramot, CEO
Oren Shoval, CTO
Number of employees
700
Websiteridewithvia.com

In October 2020, Via acquired the logistics company Fleetonomy to accelerate its entry into the last-mile deliveries industry. In March 2021, Via purchased the transportation planning platform Remix for $100M to create the first end-to-end TransitTech platform for cities and transit agencies.

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Via operates as a software as a service (SaaS) technology company for all forms of transportation. Specific divisions include public transportation planning and operations, paratransit operations, non-emergency medical transportation, logistics and deliveries, school bus fleet routing, commercial ridesharing, and autonomous vehicles.

Via

Via is a transportation services technology provider primarily focused on delivering on-demand and pre-scheduled shared rides, optimizing fixed routes, and providing multimodal and intermodal transit technology. Via's algorithm matches multiple passengers heading in the same direction and books them into a single vehicle. Shared rides are usually from corner-to-corner to streamline vehicle routes, requiring passengers to walk to a nearby pickup point, indicated on the app. Select cities also offer private rides, as well as direct door-to-door transportation.

Via primarily operates in partnership with a local transit authority, government entity, university, school district, taxi fleet or private organization. Via licenses its ride-sharing technology through Software as a Service (SaaS) and Transportation as a Service (TaaS) agreements.

The operational partnerships use Via's technology, but allow organizations to use their own vehicle fleets, supply their own drivers, and provide their own live service staff. Partners may also choose to have Via supply these resources, including full vehicle and operational management.

Via has partnerships with some of the world's largest public transportation providers, including Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) in Berlin, King County Metro in Seattle, and Transport for London, Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) in Australia.

Remix

Via acquired Remix Software, Inc. in March 2021. Remix is a collaborative mapping platform for transportation service planners, allowing users to visualize transit data, and analyze community and cost impacts of new designs to assess tradeoffs of service planning decisions.

Remix enables the exploration of demographic data in cities around the world. The software can highlight the disproportionate impact of transportation projects.

Users of Remix’s software can better understand their fixed route, on-demand, and multimodal transportation services all in one place. Doing so allows cities to focus on serving underserved neighborhoods, filling in the first/last mile gaps, and ensuring communities are served equitably.

Paratransit

Via offers ADA complementary paratransit services, partnering with transit authorities and operators to offer its technology as software-as-a-service, or manage full operations, including drivers, vehicles, and customer service. The automatic dispatching technology allows for on-demand and pre-scheduled rides using wheelchair-accessible vehicles, as well as dynamic routing.

In January 2020, the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads (HRT) in Norfolk, Virginia awarded Via with a multi-year paratransit contract that aims to increase efficiency of paratransit services and improve the experience for HRT’s paratransit customers. HRT provides paratransit services under direction of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In the first two months, the new service improved vehicle utilization and increased on-time performance from 85% to 94%.

In August 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Via partnered with Green Bay Metro in Green Bay, Wisconsin to replace their previous paratransit technology and provide commingled microtransit and paratransit service to a community of over 200,000 residents.

School bus routing and tracking

Via unveiled its school bus routing and tracking platform on August 21, 2019 after winning a contract with the New York City Department of Education, the largest school district in the United States.

Via for Schools is the first integrated, automated school bus routing, tracking, and communication platform in the world. Parents and students will have the ability to track, in real-time, their bus’ whereabouts and receive frequent and reliable communications in the event of service changes, improving safety, achieving operational efficiencies and reduce transportation costs.

As the largest school district in the nation, the NYC Department of Education (DOE) transports approximately 150,000 students on 9,000 bus routes each and every day to get students safely to and from school across the city. Via for Schools serves the city's diverse student populations, including general education, special education, students in temporary housing, and others through one integrated school transportation system. The system will utilize a flexible algorithm, which allows for both stop-to-school and home-to-school pickups, accommodating students regardless of their learning style, mobility constraints, or places of residence.

Via Logistics

Via Logistics specializes in last-mile deliveries including route planning, managing a fleet, and dispatching drivers and packages to customers.

The company’s logistics software allows for simplified same-day and next-day delivery planning, accommodates client-facing tracking, and optimizes routes in real time. Via Logistics can support anywhere from a few hundred deliveries daily in cities like Los Angeles and Washington D.C. to half a million packages per day with its largest partner in Tokyo.

Corporate shuttles

Via partners with private organizations to launch and operate corporate shuttle services intended to mobilize a workforce, often between their homes and the office. The services range from on-demand rides to pre-scheduled trips that can be planned for regular routine trips. Use of such services increased in popularity in the onset of COVID-19 as employers sought to provide their workers with a safe, closed transportation network to and from the office.

In July 2018, Via partnered with Mori Building Company to launch HillsVia, an on-demand shared transportation network for the company's employees in Tokyo. The service marked Via's first venture in Japan, and first corporate shuttle network. Via later announced a new service called BlueVia in Tokyo in September 2019. The on-demand shuttle network is in cooperation with Nihon Kotsu, one of the largest taxi and limousine operators in Japan. BlueVia allows Itochu employees to hail a ride on-demand during their daily commutes and between meetings.

Autonomous vehicle technology

Via debuted its autonomous vehicle technology for the first time at CES 2019 alongside Aurrigo, Comet Mobility and an AI technology provider. Via's autonomous technology is strongly influenced by the company's history in ridesharing, with multiple passengers using a self-driven vehicle.

The demonstration worked by booking a PodZero using the Via app. Via's autonomous vehicle technology can book and route the autonomous vehicles on-demand, provide customers with a vehicle location and ETA, and use its Augmented Reality (AR) functionality for easy identification. From the app, passengers can request a ride in NAVYA's AUTONOM CAB, control the vehicle's door opening once it arrives at the pickup spot, command it to close the door and begin the ride once they're safely aboard. Additionally, passengers can select their choice of music, with the option to connect to the on-board Wi-Fi.

Via announced its first public autonomous vehicle deployment called BusBot on July 11, 2019. The driverless vehicle began serving residents on April 8, 2019 at an Australian retirement community in Toormina, a suburb of Coffs Harbour. Via partnered with local bus operator Busways, Transport for NSW, and technology provider EasyMile to operate BusBot. The deployment marks the second phase of BusBot's pilot program, with plans to operate in the community for 22 weeks, giving Via and its partners time to test increasingly advanced AV elements.

In October 2019, Via unveiled BotRide, one of the world's first shared, on-demand, autonomous vehicle service operating on public roads. BotRide launched in partnership with Hyundai and Chinese autonomous startup Pony.ai. The free pilot project began service on November 4, 2019 in Irvine, California with a fleet of self-driving Hyundai KONA Electric SUVs, hailed and directed using the Via-powered BotRide mobile application.

Airports shuttles

In November 2019, Via partnered with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) and announced a pilot program to launch LGA Connect, a new flat-rate shared ride service from LaGuardia Airport to all five New York City boroughs. The deal would be the first of Via's partnerships with airports to reduce private vehicle trips by offering congestion-reducing, convenient and affordable shared rides as part of public transit. More than 30 million travelers flew through LaGuardia Airport in 2018, and more than 90 percent of those travelers used private vehicles, individual taxis and similar methods of travel that contribute to stagnating traffic.

Powered by Via’s technology for on-demand shared rides, LGA Connect provides travelers full transparency and price consistency with $15 flat-rate rides booked from LaGuardia to Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, and $20 to Staten Island and The Bronx. Via’s algorithm matches multiple passengers headed in the same direction into a single vehicle and provides passengers with vehicle identification information and an ETA. Rides depart within 10 minutes, and passengers are dropped off at a nearby corner within walking distance of their destination.

Via

Via was established following the founders' experience with Sherut shared taxis in Israel. The service was launched exclusively in the Upper East Side of Manhattan in 2013, expanding to cover between 110th Street and 14th Street by April 2015, and then all of Manhattan by October 2015. Further expansion to Chicago was announced in November 2015. In August 2016, it was launched in Washington D.C.

In June 2017, Via partnered with Curb to allow users to hail a yellow taxi for a shared ride in certain areas of Manhattan. In November 2017, Via partnered with the city of West Sacramento to deploy a fleet of Mercedes-Benz vans to function as a hybrid of ride share and buses. Via's presence in West Sacramento was part of a one-year trial grant from the Sacramento Area Council of Governments. That same month, Via expanded in New York to cover all of Brooklyn.

In January 2018, the company extended service to all five New York City boroughs. At the same time, the company partnered with Keolis Downer to launch The Newcastle Transport On Demand App in Australia using Via's on-demand shared rides as part of Newcastle Transport's bus and ferry network. In March 2018, the partnership, called Keoride, expanded to include Macquarie Park, a suburb of Sydney. In October 2019, the service zone expanded again to give inner-city residents a new option to reach key central business district locations, and to connect with other modes of transport such as the Newcastle Interchange, light rail, existing bus services and Broadmeadow station.

Singapore's Land Transport Authority awarded a contract to Via in collaboration with the Ministry of Movement to run a trial of on-demand buses in February 2018. The six-month trial called BusGo launched in December of that year, receiving positive public response. In March 2018, Via partnered with the city of Arlington, Texas to operate 10 vans as shuttles for Arlington residents, with a possibility to expand the trial citywide; taxpayers funded the partnership with $922,500 in its first year. In June 2018, Marin Transit launched an on-demand shared shuttle service in a partnership with Via. The service operates in Marin County in the San Francisco Bay Area. The following month the company partnered with Mori Building Company to launch HillsVia, an on-demand shared transportation network for the company's employees in Tokyo. The service marked Via's first venture in Japan.

In August 2018, Via entered a licensing agreement with Harvard University to bring Via's ridesharing technology to the university's evening van service. The service is limited to Harvard students, faculty, and staff.

Via expanded its Washington, D.C. service to neighboring Arlington County, Virginia in August 2018.

In October 2018, Via was selected by Environment Canterbury for a feasibility study to provide an on-demand public transport service in Timaru, New Zealand.

In November 2018, Via partnered with Auckland Transport and Go Bus to launch AT Local, a first- and last-mile transport solution[buzzword] in New Zealand. The all-electric fleet of vans and cars transport passengers to-and-from the local Devonport, Bayswater and Stanley Bay ferry terminals.

Via announced a partnership with Singapore's Land Transit Authority (LTA) in December 2018, marking it the first public-sector deployment of its technology in Asia. Via and LTA launched the microtransit service BusGo in the Joo Koon area of Singapore.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority partnered with Via in November 2017. The LA Metro service provides first- and last-mile transportation surrounding three major stations offering Via shuttles with subsidized fares that can be paid through the public transportation fare card TAP accounts. The service was funded through a grant from the Federal Transit Administration.

In February 2019, Via partnered with the city of Lone Tree, Colorado to provide pairing technology for their Microtransit service, Link on Demand.

Via also announced the first deployment of its technology in South America in February 2019. The company deployed CityBus 2.0 in Goiânia, Brazil in partnership with local public transit operator HP Transportes Coletivos. The CityBus 2.0 launch made Goiânia the first city in Latin America to introduce a fully flexible on-demand shuttle system operated by a public transit operator. In July 2019, CityBus 2.0 expanded to 13 new neighborhoods in Goiânia.

In April 2019, Via and Digiasia Bios announced a new on-demand transit network in Bekasi, Indonesia called TRON. Operated by PT. Teknologi Rancang Olah Nusantara, the service aimed to reinvigorate declining use of Angkot in Indonesia.

Later that month, Via, Mori Building Company and Itochu collectively announced a strategic partnership to create Via Japan. On the same day, Via began its on-demand service called bubble in Tel Aviv, Israel in partnership with public transit operator Dan Transportation. The service began April 15, 2019 in Tel Aviv and the surrounding cities of Ramat Gan and Givatayim.

Following announcements in Japan and Israel, Via, King County Metro, Sound Transit and the City of Seattle began service in Seattle and Tukwila, Washington. The microtransit network offers a public transportation link surrounding five Sound Transit Link light rail stations: Mount Baker, Columbia City, Othello, Rainier Beach, and Tukwila International Boulevard.

At the end of April 2019, Via expanded service zone in Chicago by more than 20 percent to begin offering shared rides in Evanston and West Chicago.

In May 2019, Via and local public transit operator SamTrans launched SamTrans OnDemand in Pacifica, California.

Later in May 2019, Via announced a new partnership with the Washington, D.C. Department of Public Works to offer rides to District employees, as well as an expansion of its existing service to Alexandria, Virginia. The expansion increased Via's service zone in the D.C. metro area by 33 percent.

In June 2019, Via expanded its footing in Australia by launching another on-demand public transportation network called Cooee in The Ponds and Schofields, two suburbs of Sydney. The network is designed to connect more people to the Sydney Metro as a first- and last-mile service. In September 2019, the company reported residents took more than 20,000 rides on the Cooee service in less than three months, saving more than 21,000 vehicle kilometers by sharing a ride compared to driving a private vehicle, and saving nearly five metric tons of CO2 vehicle emissions. Cooee was also Australia's first demand-responsive transportation provider to fully integrate with Opal Connect, a new account-based ticketing system by Transport for NSW.

The same month, Via launched its first on-demand service specifically designed for senior citizens called Newton in Motion, or NewMo, in Newton, Massachusetts. The service is dedicated to residents over 60 years old who need rides to medical appointments, meaning there are wheelchair accessible vehicles to act as the City of Newton's paratransit service.

Via launched in Austin, Texas with a new service called Pickup on June 25, 2019 in partnership with Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The on-demand network replaced Cap Metro's former MetroBus Route 470 in Manor, just outside of Austin. Cap Metro expanded Pickup's service zone in September 2019 to serve four other areas in Austin included in the MetroLink pilot program.

The same day in June 2019, Via also launched an on-demand network called Ride on Flex in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Transportation in Maryland. The service marked yet another deployment in the Washington D.C. area, linking residents in Montgomery County to the DC Metro.

Via later announced a partnership with Hampton Jitney to offer flat-rate Via airport transfers and discounted rides to Hampton Jitney stops in Manhattan.

On July 9, 2019, Via announced the appointment of Charles H. Rivkin to its board of directors. Rivkin is the Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and has more than 30 years of experience as a media executive and leading U.S. diplomat.

Via announced its first public autonomous vehicle deployment called BusBot on July 11, 2019. The driverless vehicle began serving residents on April 8, 2019 at an Australian retirement community in Toormina, a suburb of Coffs Harbour. Via partnered with local bus operator Busways, Transport for NSW, and technology provider EasyMile to operate BusBot. The deployment marks the second phase of BusBot's pilot program, with plans to operate in the community for 22 weeks, giving Via and its partners time to test increasingly advanced AV elements.

Also in July, Via launched COTA Plus, an on-demand public transportation deployment in Columbus, Ohio in partnership with the Central Ohio Transit Authority. Following the partnership in Columbus, Via announced another on-demand transit partnership in Fort Worth, Texas called ZIPZONE. The partnership marked Via's third major city deployment in Texas following both Arlington and Austin.

On August 5, 2019, Via launched “Rapid On Demand,” a new paratransit network in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The partnership marked one of the first times an American transit agency will upgrade its paratransit service with on-demand ride hailing technology, as opposed to pre-scheduling days in advance.

Later that week, Via announced it expanded its service zone in Chicago citywide. Nearly doubling the size of the current operating zone, the expansion included several parts of the city least served by existing public transportation, supplementing the existing transit by providing first-and-last-mile connection for riders to-and-from all Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and Metra stations.

Via unveiled its school bus routing and tracking platform "Via for Schools" on August 21, 2019 after winning a contract with the New York City Department of Education, the largest school district in the United States. Via for Schools is the first integrated, automated school bus routing, tracking, and communication platform in the world.

At the end of August 2019, Via announced a new partnership with the city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, marking the company's second deployment in Canada and first in Ontario. The service "Sault Ste. Marie On-Demand" launched in September 2019 and utilizes the city's existing bus fleet.

In September 2019, Via announced it will power a new transit deployment in partnership with Northeastern University, a global research university in based in Boston. Called "RedEye," the dynamically-routed transit network marks one of the first universities in North America to integrate ride hailing technology into its campus shuttle system. Later that month, Via announced a new partnership with Northwestern University, making it the third major university to use Via's technology to develop on-demand student shuttles following Harvard and Northeastern University.

Via Japan also announced a new service called BlueVia in Tokyo in September 2019. The on-demand shuttle network is in cooperation with Nihon Kotsu, one of the largest taxi and limousine operators in Japan. BlueVia allows Itochu employees to hail a ride on-demand during their daily commutes and between meetings.

At the end of September 2019, Via announced new on-demand public transportation services in both Jersey City, New Jersey and Birmingham, Alabama. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop cited a lack of funding from NJ Transit when announcing his plans to develop a new form of public transportation for the New York-adjacent metropolis. The service in Birmingham launched in December, and Jersey City planned to begin operations in 2020.

In October 2019, the City of Cupertino, California announced that it chose Via to develop a new on-demand public transportation system, providing more efficient connections to the CalTrain and increase access to public transit across the city. Cupertino, with a population of 60,000 residents, balloons to approximately 150,000 people during the weekdays as a result of a huge influx of commuters, most of them headed to the city’s largest employer, Apple. The new Apple Park campus has more than 11,000 parking spaces, with parking occupying more square feet than the spaceship-like building.

In November 2019, Via partnered with the District of Columbia Mayor’s Office for Veterans Affairs (MOVA) and the Department of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV) to launch VetsRide, an on-demand shared ride program that provides veterans with access to free transportation to medical, educational, employment, and other opportunities.

Later that month, Via announced its first service in Utah in partnership with Utah Transit Authority (UTA). Called UTA On-Demand, the dynamically routed public transportation system connects residents to suburban areas of Salt Lake City including Bluffdale, Draper, Herriman, Riverton and South Jordan. The project intends to further enhance connectivity to TRAX and FrontRunner lines, as well as to key business districts and important destinations in the community.

At the end of November 2019, Via and Environment Canterbury announced a new partnership to overhaul public transportation in Timaru, New Zealand, replacing fixed-route transportation with on-demand, dynamically routed transit. The service will begin with a two-month pilot phase in February 2020, followed by an official roll-out in April 2020.

In December 2019, Via partnered with Brazilian transit operator Sindiônibus to launch TopBus+ in Fortaleza, making it Via's second on-demand public transportation network in Brazil. At launch, riders can request a ride anywhere within the Centro region, Iracema Beach, Aldeota, Mucuripe, Varjota, Papicu, City 2000, Cocó, Joaquim Távora, Fatima, Benfica, as well as some major shopping malls and area universities.

ViaVan

In September 2017, Via formed a joint venture with Mercedes-Benz Vans to establish ViaVan, designed to spread on-demand shuttle services in Europe. ViaVan launched its first operations in March 2018 in Amsterdam. In January 2021, Via consolidated its global branding by changing its European name from ViaVan to Via. The company is now known solely as Via throughout Europe and around the world.

Arriva UK Bus launched ArrivaClick, an on-demand app developed through a partnership with Via, in Kent in March 2017. Via launched Savy, an app using Via's on-demand ride-sharing technology and a fleet of vehicles owned by the company, in Queenstown, New Zealand in November 2017.

In December 2017, ViaVan announced a new partnership with the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) and Mercedes-Benz Vans to establish the largest public sector on-demand transit deployment in the world. Named BerlKönig, the Berlin fleet would contain 300 vehicles and would be launched in spring 2018. In June 2019, the service won the award for best Public and Urban Transport Strategy from the International Association of Public Transport, as well as the prestigious German Federal Inclusion Award in November 2019. BerlKönig has been deemed a success, delivering more than 750,000 rides in its first 10 months, with more than 80 percent of BerlKönig rides carrying two or more passengers in the vehicle at the same time, reaching up to 97% at peak times.

In April 2018, ViaVan launched in London and operated initially in central London Zones 1 and 2.

In August 2018, Arriva and ViaVan launched ArrivaClick in Liverpool, England.

ViaVan launched in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire in October 2018, making it the company's fourth deployment in Europe.

In February 2019, ViaVan announced a new partnership with Transport for London (TfL) for a 1-year demand responsive bus pilot in the borough of Sutton. The service operates in collaboration with Go-Ahead London and uses dynamically routed, on-demand buses.

In April 2019, ViaVan and Arriva launched the third deployment of ArrivaClick in the Drummond Estate development in Leicester, England, one of the largest new housing developments in the East Midlands. The partnership also represents the first time in the UK that a Section 106 agreement has been used to fund a digitised Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) service.

In May 2019, ViaVan partnered with Transport for London (TfL) to launch an on-demand public transportation pilot in Sutton. The demand-responsive bus service operated by Go-Ahead aims to link more people to existing TfL transit and reduce the need for private car ownership.

ViaVan reported it had successfully completed the pilot phase of an on-demand, dynamic corporate shuttle at the Mercedes-Benz Bremen plant in Bremen, Germany on June 28, 2019. Due to the success of the pilot program, ViaVan and Mercedes-Benz announced they would be launching additional corporate campus solutions[buzzword] at other Mercedes-Benz plants.

In July, 2019, ViaVan launched Malta's first-ever ridesharing service called Cool. The service covered 28 Maltese neighborhoods at launch, with plans to expand to the entire island nation.

ViaVan also received a three-year license renewal from Transport for London in July, 2019. The company announced it provided more than 7 million rides in London since launching, saving 3 million vehicle kilometers by pooling multiple passengers into shared vehicles, resulting in more than 600,000 kilograms of CO2 saved.

ViaVan announced a new public transportation deployment on behalf of Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) in August 2019 called “BerlKönig BC” serving as first-and-last-mile connection to U-Bahn railway stations traditionally underserved by fixed route services. BerlKönig BC is the second service ViaVan and BVG have worked on together, following on the heels of their first BerlKönig service, which launched in central Berlin in September 2018.

In September 2019, ViaVan announced its first dynamically routed transit solution[buzzword] in Finland in partnership with the Helsinki Regional Transport Authority (HSL). The service operates in Espoo, allowing riders to book an on-demand trip and connect to Metro and train stations in the operating zone.

In October 2019, ViaVan launched the UK’s first fully electric fleet serving on-demand shared rides in Milton Keynes. The service began by adding five electric Mercedes-Benz Vito eTourers to its fleet with plans to expand the fleet of on-demand shuttles to thirty electric vehicles by 2020. The funding through Milton Keynes Council supports the Department for Transport’s initiatives around Ultra Low Emission Vehicles, which aims to help cities meet targets for reducing carbon emissions and provide an efficient and sustainable on-demand service for passengers.

Later that month, ViaVan began operating the third public sector deployment of its technology for on-demand shared rides in Germany in the City of Bielefeld. Called Anton, the on-demand public transportation service is a direct partnership with local public transit operator moBiel, the company behind Germany's Bielefeld Stadtbahn.

In November 2019, ViaVan partnered with the Netherland-based oil and gas company Shell to launch a fast-charging shared electric mobility project in Amsterdam. The program integrates ViaVan’s on-demand technology and operations, “Shell Recharge” technology, and charging station infrastructure into one seamless system. ViaVan and Shell aim to demonstrate that high-capacity electric fleets can improve performance when routing to available chargers is intelligently optimized.

In May 2020, ViaVan partnered with Transport for Wales to launch a demand-responsive transport service called Fflecsi in Wales. It operates as a pilot project across various principal areas of Wales, with operations expanding through 2021. It was launched during the COVID-19 pandemic in Wales to provide public transport for key workers during lockdowns, a physically distanced transport service, and improving the transport connections in many rural areas of Wales.

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Via Transportation
Via Transportation Language Watch Edit 160 160 Redirected from ViaVan This article is about Via the mobility company For other uses see Via disambiguation Via Transportation Inc founded in 2012 by Israeli entrepreneurs Daniel Ramot and Oren Shoval 1 is a global public transport logistics and TransitTech company headquartered in New York City 2 Via licenses its technology to cities transportation authorities school districts universities and private organizations to help build their own technology driven transportation networks 3 It operates in partnership with over 400 local governments across more than 20 countries globally including the United States United Kingdom Canada Israel Germany France Australia New Zealand Singapore Japan Brazil Indonesia Finland Spain Italy Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates 4 5 6 Via Transportation Inc TypePrivately held companyIndustryTransport Vehicle for hireFounded2012 9 years ago 2012 FoundersDaniel Ramot Oren ShovalHeadquartersNew York City New YorkKey peopleDaniel Ramot CEO Oren Shoval CTONumber of employees700Websiteridewithvia wbr com In October 2020 Via acquired the logistics company Fleetonomy to accelerate its entry into the last mile deliveries industry 7 In March 2021 Via purchased the transportation planning platform Remix for 100M to create the first end to end TransitTech platform for cities and transit agencies 8 Contents 1 Business overview 1 1 Via 1 2 Remix 1 3 Paratransit 1 4 School bus routing and tracking 1 5 Via Logistics 1 6 Corporate shuttles 1 7 Autonomous vehicle technology 1 8 Airports shuttles 2 History 2 1 Via 2 2 ViaVan 3 References 4 External linksBusiness overview EditVia operates as a software as a service SaaS technology company for all forms of transportation 9 Specific divisions include public transportation planning and operations paratransit operations non emergency medical transportation logistics and deliveries school bus fleet routing commercial ridesharing and autonomous vehicles 8 10 11 Via Edit Via is a transportation services technology provider primarily focused on delivering on demand and pre scheduled shared rides optimizing fixed routes and providing multimodal and intermodal transit technology 12 Via s algorithm matches multiple passengers heading in the same direction and books them into a single vehicle 13 Shared rides are usually from corner to corner to streamline vehicle routes requiring passengers to walk to a nearby pickup point indicated on the app 14 Select cities also offer private rides as well as direct door to door transportation Via primarily operates in partnership with a local transit authority government entity university school district taxi fleet or private organization 15 Via licenses its ride sharing technology through Software as a Service SaaS and Transportation as a Service TaaS agreements 3 16 The operational partnerships use Via s technology but allow organizations to use their own vehicle fleets supply their own drivers and provide their own live service staff Partners may also choose to have Via supply these resources including full vehicle and operational management 17 Via has partnerships with some of the world s largest public transportation providers including Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe BVG in Berlin King County Metro in Seattle and Transport for London Transport for New South Wales TfNSW in Australia 3 18 19 Remix Edit Via acquired Remix Software Inc in March 2021 8 Remix is a collaborative mapping platform for transportation service planners allowing users to visualize transit data and analyze community and cost impacts of new designs to assess tradeoffs of service planning decisions 20 Remix enables the exploration of demographic data in cities around the world The software can highlight the disproportionate impact of transportation projects 21 Users of Remix s software can better understand their fixed route on demand and multimodal transportation services all in one place Doing so allows cities to focus on serving underserved neighborhoods filling in the first last mile gaps and ensuring communities are served equitably 22 Paratransit Edit Via offers ADA complementary paratransit services partnering with transit authorities and operators to offer its technology as software as a service or manage full operations including drivers vehicles and customer service The automatic dispatching technology allows for on demand and pre scheduled rides using wheelchair accessible vehicles as well as dynamic routing 23 In January 2020 the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads HRT in Norfolk Virginia awarded Via with a multi year paratransit contract that aims to increase efficiency of paratransit services and improve the experience for HRT s paratransit customers 24 HRT provides paratransit services under direction of the Americans with Disabilities Act In the first two months the new service improved vehicle utilization and increased on time performance from 85 to 94 25 In August 2020 amid the COVID 19 pandemic Via partnered with Green Bay Metro in Green Bay Wisconsin to replace their previous paratransit technology and provide commingled microtransit and paratransit service to a community of over 200 000 residents 26 School bus routing and tracking Edit Via unveiled its school bus routing and tracking platform on August 21 2019 after winning a contract with the New York City Department of Education the largest school district in the United States 27 28 Via for Schools is the first integrated automated school bus routing tracking and communication platform in the world 29 Parents and students will have the ability to track in real time their bus whereabouts and receive frequent and reliable communications in the event of service changes improving safety achieving operational efficiencies and reduce transportation costs 30 31 As the largest school district in the nation the NYC Department of Education DOE transports approximately 150 000 students on 9 000 bus routes each and every day to get students safely to and from school across the city 32 Via for Schools serves the city s diverse student populations including general education special education students in temporary housing and others through one integrated school transportation system The system will utilize a flexible algorithm which allows for both stop to school and home to school pickups accommodating students regardless of their learning style mobility constraints or places of residence 33 34 Via Logistics Edit Via Logistics specializes in last mile deliveries including route planning managing a fleet and dispatching drivers and packages to customers 35 36 The company s logistics software allows for simplified same day and next day delivery planning accommodates client facing tracking and optimizes routes in real time Via Logistics can support anywhere from a few hundred deliveries daily in cities like Los Angeles and Washington D C to half a million packages per day with its largest partner in Tokyo 35 Corporate shuttles Edit Via partners with private organizations to launch and operate corporate shuttle services intended to mobilize a workforce often between their homes and the office The services range from on demand rides to pre scheduled trips that can be planned for regular routine trips Use of such services increased in popularity in the onset of COVID 19 as employers sought to provide their workers with a safe closed transportation network to and from the office In July 2018 Via partnered with Mori Building Company to launch HillsVia an on demand shared transportation network for the company s employees in Tokyo The service marked Via s first venture in Japan and first corporate shuttle network 37 38 Via later announced a new service called BlueVia in Tokyo in September 2019 39 The on demand shuttle network is in cooperation with Nihon Kotsu one of the largest taxi and limousine operators in Japan BlueVia allows Itochu employees to hail a ride on demand during their daily commutes and between meetings 40 Autonomous vehicle technology Edit Via debuted its autonomous vehicle technology for the first time at CES 2019 alongside Aurrigo Comet Mobility and an AI technology provider Via s autonomous technology is strongly influenced by the company s history in ridesharing with multiple passengers using a self driven vehicle 41 The demonstration worked by booking a PodZero using the Via app Via s autonomous vehicle technology can book and route the autonomous vehicles on demand provide customers with a vehicle location and ETA and use its Augmented Reality AR functionality for easy identification 42 From the app passengers can request a ride in NAVYA s AUTONOM CAB control the vehicle s door opening once it arrives at the pickup spot command it to close the door and begin the ride once they re safely aboard Additionally passengers can select their choice of music with the option to connect to the on board Wi Fi 43 Via announced its first public autonomous vehicle deployment called BusBot on July 11 2019 44 The driverless vehicle began serving residents on April 8 2019 at an Australian retirement community in Toormina a suburb of Coffs Harbour 45 Via partnered with local bus operator Busways Transport for NSW and technology provider EasyMile to operate BusBot The deployment marks the second phase of BusBot s pilot program with plans to operate in the community for 22 weeks giving Via and its partners time to test increasingly advanced AV elements 46 47 In October 2019 Via unveiled BotRide one of the world s first shared on demand autonomous vehicle service operating on public roads 48 BotRide launched in partnership with Hyundai and Chinese autonomous startup Pony ai The free pilot project began service on November 4 2019 in Irvine California with a fleet of self driving Hyundai KONA Electric SUVs hailed and directed using the Via powered BotRide mobile application 49 50 Airports shuttles Edit In November 2019 Via partnered with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey PANYNJ and announced a pilot program to launch LGA Connect a new flat rate shared ride service from LaGuardia Airport to all five New York City boroughs 51 52 The deal would be the first of Via s partnerships with airports to reduce private vehicle trips by offering congestion reducing convenient and affordable shared rides as part of public transit 53 More than 30 million travelers flew through LaGuardia Airport in 2018 and more than 90 percent of those travelers used private vehicles individual taxis and similar methods of travel that contribute to stagnating traffic 54 Powered by Via s technology for on demand shared rides LGA Connect provides travelers full transparency and price consistency with 15 flat rate rides booked from LaGuardia to Manhattan Brooklyn and Queens and 20 to Staten Island and The Bronx 55 Via s algorithm matches multiple passengers headed in the same direction into a single vehicle and provides passengers with vehicle identification information and an ETA Rides depart within 10 minutes and passengers are dropped off at a nearby corner within walking distance of their destination 56 History EditVia Edit Via was established following the founders experience with Sherut shared taxis in Israel 57 58 The service was launched exclusively in the Upper East Side of Manhattan in 2013 expanding to cover between 110th Street and 14th Street by April 2015 and then all of Manhattan by October 2015 59 Further expansion to Chicago was announced in November 2015 58 In August 2016 it was launched in Washington D C 60 In June 2017 Via partnered with Curb to allow users to hail a yellow taxi for a shared ride in certain areas of Manhattan 61 62 In November 2017 Via partnered with the city of West Sacramento to deploy a fleet of Mercedes Benz vans to function as a hybrid of ride share and buses 63 Via s presence in West Sacramento was part of a one year trial grant from the Sacramento Area Council of Governments 64 That same month Via expanded in New York to cover all of Brooklyn 65 In January 2018 the company extended service to all five New York City boroughs 66 At the same time the company partnered with Keolis Downer to launch The Newcastle Transport On Demand App in Australia using Via s on demand shared rides as part of Newcastle Transport s bus and ferry network 67 In March 2018 the partnership called Keoride expanded to include Macquarie Park a suburb of Sydney 68 In October 2019 the service zone expanded again to give inner city residents a new option to reach key central business district locations and to connect with other modes of transport such as the Newcastle Interchange light rail existing bus services and Broadmeadow station 69 Singapore s Land Transport Authority awarded a contract to Via in collaboration with the Ministry of Movement to run a trial of on demand buses in February 2018 70 The six month trial called BusGo launched in December of that year receiving positive public response 71 In March 2018 Via partnered with the city of Arlington Texas to operate 10 vans as shuttles for Arlington residents with a possibility to expand the trial citywide 72 73 taxpayers funded the partnership with 922 500 in its first year 74 In June 2018 Marin Transit launched an on demand shared shuttle service in a partnership with Via 75 The service operates in Marin County in the San Francisco Bay Area The following month the company partnered with Mori Building Company to launch HillsVia an on demand shared transportation network for the company s employees in Tokyo The service marked Via s first venture in Japan 37 38 In August 2018 Via entered a licensing agreement with Harvard University to bring Via s ridesharing technology to the university s evening van service The service is limited to Harvard students faculty and staff 76 77 Via expanded its Washington D C service to neighboring Arlington County Virginia in August 2018 78 In October 2018 Via was selected by Environment Canterbury for a feasibility study to provide an on demand public transport service in Timaru New Zealand 79 In November 2018 Via partnered with Auckland Transport and Go Bus to launch AT Local a first and last mile transport solution buzzword in New Zealand The all electric fleet of vans and cars transport passengers to and from the local Devonport Bayswater and Stanley Bay ferry terminals 80 Via announced a partnership with Singapore s Land Transit Authority LTA in December 2018 marking it the first public sector deployment of its technology in Asia Via and LTA launched the microtransit service BusGo in the Joo Koon area of Singapore The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority partnered with Via in November 2017 81 The LA Metro service provides first and last mile transportation surrounding three major stations offering Via shuttles with subsidized fares that can be paid through the public transportation fare card TAP accounts The service was funded through a grant from the Federal Transit Administration 82 In February 2019 Via partnered with the city of Lone Tree Colorado to provide pairing technology for their Microtransit service Link on Demand 83 Via also announced the first deployment of its technology in South America in February 2019 84 The company deployed CityBus 2 0 in Goiania Brazil in partnership with local public transit operator HP Transportes Coletivos The CityBus 2 0 launch made Goiania the first city in Latin America to introduce a fully flexible on demand shuttle system operated by a public transit operator 85 86 In July 2019 CityBus 2 0 expanded to 13 new neighborhoods in Goiania 87 In April 2019 Via and Digiasia Bios announced a new on demand transit network in Bekasi Indonesia called TRON Operated by PT Teknologi Rancang Olah Nusantara the service aimed to reinvigorate declining use of Angkot in Indonesia 88 89 Later that month Via Mori Building Company and Itochu collectively announced a strategic partnership to create Via Japan 90 91 On the same day Via began its on demand service called bubble in Tel Aviv Israel in partnership with public transit operator Dan Transportation The service began April 15 2019 in Tel Aviv and the surrounding cities of Ramat Gan and Givatayim 90 92 Following announcements in Japan and Israel Via King County Metro Sound Transit and the City of Seattle began service in Seattle and Tukwila Washington The microtransit network offers a public transportation link surrounding five Sound Transit Link light rail stations Mount Baker Columbia City Othello Rainier Beach and Tukwila International Boulevard 93 94 At the end of April 2019 Via expanded service zone in Chicago by more than 20 percent to begin offering shared rides in Evanston and West Chicago 95 In May 2019 Via and local public transit operator SamTrans launched SamTrans OnDemand in Pacifica California 96 Later in May 2019 Via announced a new partnership with the Washington D C Department of Public Works to offer rides to District employees 97 as well as an expansion of its existing service to Alexandria Virginia The expansion increased Via s service zone in the D C metro area by 33 percent 98 In June 2019 Via expanded its footing in Australia by launching another on demand public transportation network called Cooee in The Ponds and Schofields two suburbs of Sydney The network is designed to connect more people to the Sydney Metro as a first and last mile service 99 100 In September 2019 the company reported residents took more than 20 000 rides on the Cooee service in less than three months saving more than 21 000 vehicle kilometers by sharing a ride compared to driving a private vehicle and saving nearly five metric tons of CO2 vehicle emissions 101 102 Cooee was also Australia s first demand responsive transportation provider to fully integrate with Opal Connect a new account based ticketing system by Transport for NSW 103 The same month Via launched its first on demand service specifically designed for senior citizens called Newton in Motion or NewMo in Newton Massachusetts 104 The service is dedicated to residents over 60 years old who need rides to medical appointments meaning there are wheelchair accessible vehicles to act as the City of Newton s paratransit service 105 106 Via launched in Austin Texas with a new service called Pickup on June 25 2019 in partnership with Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority 107 108 The on demand network replaced Cap Metro s former MetroBus Route 470 in Manor just outside of Austin Cap Metro expanded Pickup s service zone in September 2019 to serve four other areas in Austin included in the MetroLink pilot program 109 110 The same day in June 2019 Via also launched an on demand network called Ride on Flex in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Transportation in Maryland 111 112 The service marked yet another deployment in the Washington D C area linking residents in Montgomery County to the DC Metro 113 Via later announced a partnership with Hampton Jitney to offer flat rate Via airport transfers and discounted rides to Hampton Jitney stops in Manhattan 114 On July 9 2019 Via announced the appointment of Charles H Rivkin to its board of directors 115 Rivkin is the Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America MPAA and has more than 30 years of experience as a media executive and leading U S diplomat 116 117 Via announced its first public autonomous vehicle deployment called BusBot on July 11 2019 44 The driverless vehicle began serving residents on April 8 2019 at an Australian retirement community in Toormina a suburb of Coffs Harbour 45 Via partnered with local bus operator Busways Transport for NSW and technology provider EasyMile to operate BusBot The deployment marks the second phase of BusBot s pilot program with plans to operate in the community for 22 weeks giving Via and its partners time to test increasingly advanced AV elements 46 47 Also in July Via launched COTA Plus an on demand public transportation deployment in Columbus Ohio in partnership with the Central Ohio Transit Authority 118 119 Following the partnership in Columbus Via announced another on demand transit partnership in Fort Worth Texas called ZIPZONE 120 121 The partnership marked Via s third major city deployment in Texas following both Arlington and Austin On August 5 2019 Via launched Rapid On Demand a new paratransit network in Grand Rapids Michigan 122 The partnership marked one of the first times an American transit agency will upgrade its paratransit service with on demand ride hailing technology as opposed to pre scheduling days in advance 123 124 Later that week Via announced it expanded its service zone in Chicago citywide 125 126 Nearly doubling the size of the current operating zone the expansion included several parts of the city least served by existing public transportation supplementing the existing transit by providing first and last mile connection for riders to and from all Chicago Transit Authority CTA and Metra stations 127 128 Via unveiled its school bus routing and tracking platform Via for Schools on August 21 2019 after winning a contract with the New York City Department of Education the largest school district in the United States 27 28 Via for Schools is the first integrated automated school bus routing tracking and communication platform in the world 29 At the end of August 2019 Via announced a new partnership with the city of Sault Ste Marie Ontario marking the company s second deployment in Canada and first in Ontario 129 The service Sault Ste Marie On Demand launched in September 2019 and utilizes the city s existing bus fleet 130 131 In September 2019 Via announced it will power a new transit deployment in partnership with Northeastern University a global research university in based in Boston 132 Called RedEye the dynamically routed transit network marks one of the first universities in North America to integrate ride hailing technology into its campus shuttle system 133 134 Later that month Via announced a new partnership with Northwestern University making it the third major university to use Via s technology to develop on demand student shuttles following Harvard and Northeastern University 135 Via Japan also announced a new service called BlueVia in Tokyo in September 2019 39 The on demand shuttle network is in cooperation with Nihon Kotsu one of the largest taxi and limousine operators in Japan BlueVia allows Itochu employees to hail a ride on demand during their daily commutes and between meetings 40 At the end of September 2019 Via announced new on demand public transportation services in both Jersey City New Jersey and Birmingham Alabama 136 137 138 Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop cited a lack of funding from NJ Transit when announcing his plans to develop a new form of public transportation for the New York adjacent metropolis 136 The service in Birmingham launched in December and Jersey City planned to begin operations in 2020 139 In October 2019 the City of Cupertino California announced that it chose Via to develop a new on demand public transportation system providing more efficient connections to the CalTrain and increase access to public transit across the city 140 Cupertino with a population of 60 000 residents balloons to approximately 150 000 people during the weekdays as a result of a huge influx of commuters most of them headed to the city s largest employer Apple 141 The new Apple Park campus has more than 11 000 parking spaces with parking occupying more square feet than the spaceship like building 141 In November 2019 Via partnered with the District of Columbia Mayor s Office for Veterans Affairs MOVA and the Department of For Hire Vehicles DFHV to launch VetsRide an on demand shared ride program that provides veterans with access to free transportation to medical educational employment and other opportunities 142 Later that month Via announced its first service in Utah in partnership with Utah Transit Authority UTA 143 Called UTA On Demand the dynamically routed public transportation system connects residents to suburban areas of Salt Lake City including Bluffdale Draper Herriman Riverton and South Jordan 144 The project intends to further enhance connectivity to TRAX and FrontRunner lines as well as to key business districts and important destinations in the community 145 At the end of November 2019 Via and Environment Canterbury announced a new partnership to overhaul public transportation in Timaru New Zealand replacing fixed route transportation with on demand dynamically routed transit 146 147 The service will begin with a two month pilot phase in February 2020 followed by an official roll out in April 2020 148 In December 2019 Via partnered with Brazilian transit operator Sindionibus to launch TopBus in Fortaleza making it Via s second on demand public transportation network in Brazil 149 At launch riders can request a ride anywhere within the Centro region Iracema Beach Aldeota Mucuripe Varjota Papicu City 2000 Coco Joaquim Tavora Fatima Benfica as well as some major shopping malls and area universities 150 ViaVan Edit In September 2017 Via formed a joint venture with Mercedes Benz Vans to establish ViaVan designed to spread on demand shuttle services in Europe ViaVan launched its first operations in March 2018 in Amsterdam In January 2021 Via consolidated its global branding by changing its European name from ViaVan to Via The company is now known solely as Via throughout Europe and around the world 151 Arriva UK Bus launched ArrivaClick an on demand app developed through a partnership with Via in Kent in March 2017 Via launched Savy an app using Via s on demand ride sharing technology and a fleet of vehicles owned by the company in Queenstown New Zealand in November 2017 152 In December 2017 ViaVan announced a new partnership with the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe BVG and Mercedes Benz Vans to establish the largest public sector on demand transit deployment in the world Named BerlKonig the Berlin fleet would contain 300 vehicles and would be launched in spring 2018 153 In June 2019 the service won the award for best Public and Urban Transport Strategy from the International Association of Public Transport as well as the prestigious German Federal Inclusion Award in November 2019 154 BerlKonig has been deemed a success delivering more than 750 000 rides in its first 10 months with more than 80 percent of BerlKonig rides carrying two or more passengers in the vehicle at the same time reaching up to 97 at peak times 155 156 In April 2018 ViaVan launched in London and operated initially in central London Zones 1 and 2 157 158 In August 2018 Arriva and ViaVan launched ArrivaClick in Liverpool England 159 ViaVan launched in Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire in October 2018 making it the company s fourth deployment in Europe 160 In February 2019 ViaVan announced a new partnership with Transport for London TfL for a 1 year demand responsive bus pilot in the borough of Sutton 161 The service operates in collaboration with Go Ahead London and uses dynamically routed on demand buses In April 2019 ViaVan and Arriva launched the third deployment of ArrivaClick in the Drummond Estate development in Leicester England one of the largest new housing developments in the East Midlands 162 The partnership also represents the first time in the UK that a Section 106 agreement has been used to fund a digitised Demand Responsive Transport DRT service In May 2019 ViaVan partnered with Transport for London TfL to launch an on demand public transportation pilot in Sutton 163 The demand responsive bus service operated by Go Ahead aims to link more people to existing TfL transit and reduce the need for private car ownership 164 ViaVan reported it had successfully completed the pilot phase of an on demand dynamic corporate shuttle at the Mercedes Benz Bremen plant in Bremen Germany on June 28 2019 165 Due to the success of the pilot program ViaVan and Mercedes Benz announced they would be launching additional corporate campus solutions buzzword at other Mercedes Benz plants 166 167 In July 2019 ViaVan launched Malta s first ever ridesharing service called Cool 168 The service covered 28 Maltese neighborhoods at launch with plans to expand to the entire island nation 169 ViaVan also received a three year license renewal from Transport for London in July 2019 170 The company announced it provided more than 7 million rides in London since launching saving 3 million vehicle kilometers by pooling multiple passengers into shared vehicles resulting in more than 600 000 kilograms of CO2 saved 171 172 ViaVan announced a new public transportation deployment on behalf of Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe BVG in August 2019 called BerlKonig BC serving as first and last mile connection to U Bahn railway stations traditionally underserved by fixed route services 173 BerlKonig BC is the second service ViaVan and BVG have worked on together following on the heels of their first BerlKonig service which launched in central Berlin in September 2018 156 155 In September 2019 ViaVan announced its first dynamically routed transit solution buzzword in Finland in partnership with the Helsinki Regional Transport Authority HSL 174 175 The service operates in Espoo allowing riders to book an on demand trip and connect to Metro and train stations in the operating zone 176 In October 2019 ViaVan launched the UK s first fully electric fleet serving on demand shared rides in Milton Keynes 177 The service began by adding five electric Mercedes Benz Vito eTourers to its fleet with plans to expand the fleet of on demand shuttles to thirty electric vehicles by 2020 178 The funding through Milton Keynes Council supports the Department for Transport s initiatives around Ultra Low Emission Vehicles which aims to help cities meet targets for reducing carbon emissions and provide an efficient and sustainable on demand service for passengers 179 Later that month ViaVan began operating the third public sector deployment of its technology for on demand shared rides in Germany in the City of Bielefeld 180 Called Anton the on demand public transportation service is a direct partnership with local public transit operator moBiel the company behind Germany s Bielefeld Stadtbahn 181 182 In November 2019 ViaVan partnered with the Netherland based oil and gas company Shell to launch a fast charging shared electric mobility project in Amsterdam 183 The program integrates ViaVan s on demand technology and operations Shell Recharge technology and charging station infrastructure into one seamless system 184 ViaVan and Shell aim to demonstrate that high capacity electric fleets can improve performance when routing to available chargers is intelligently optimized 185 In May 2020 ViaVan partnered with Transport for Wales to launch a demand responsive transport service called Fflecsi in Wales 186 187 It operates as a pilot project across various principal areas of Wales with operations expanding through 2021 It was launched during the COVID 19 pandemic in Wales to provide public transport for key workers during lockdowns a physically distanced transport service and improving the transport connections in many rural areas of Wales References Edit Noto Anthony July 12 2016 From aviation to biotech to taxi dispatcher The road to founding Via American City Business Journals Via Cities Via a b c Harris Ainsley 2019 02 28 Can ride pooling service Via catch up to Uber and Lyft by being the friendly alternative Fast Company Retrieved 2019 05 17 Geron Tomio June 20 2017 Public Transit Agencies Take a Lesson From Uber The Wall Street Journal Shah Vinod 2019 04 10 Bekasi and Via Launch TRON to Transform Riding Angkot in Indonesia Urban Transport News Retrieved 2019 05 17 Driverless passenger shuttle launched in Paris Ile de France Smart Cities World Retrieved 2021 05 18 Via acquires delivery logistics startup Fleetonomy to bolster fulfillment with AI VentureBeat 2020 10 01 Retrieved 2021 05 18 a b c Sylvers Eric March 9 2021 Transportation Startup Via Makes 100 Million Bet on Mapping Company The Wall Street Journal On demand shuttle startup Via hits 2 25 billion valuation on latest funding round led by Exor TechCrunch Retrieved 2021 05 18 Anzilotti Eillie 2019 08 21 New York City s school buses will now be automatically routed and tracked using Via s algorithm Fast Company Retrieved 2021 05 18 City of Arlington pioneers on demand self driving shuttle service with RAPID Autonomous Vehicle International 2021 03 25 Retrieved 2021 05 18 Cities Partner With Apps To Create Their Own Ridesharing Services PYMNTS 2018 01 25 Car Pooling Algorithm Startup Turns Heads Opens Wallets www govtech com 9 May 2016 Retrieved 2019 05 17 Woods Tyler 2016 11 01 Another rideshare enters the Brooklyn market but this one is a little different Technical ly Brooklyn Retrieved 2019 05 17 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21 Retrieved 2021 05 18 McChesney Mary New Vendor Via to Take Over Paratransit Services for Hampton Roads Transit Starting February 1 2020 Eggleston Services VA Retrieved 2021 05 18 Schmidt Brittany Green Bay Metro extends hours of GBM On Demand bus service www wbay com Retrieved 2021 05 18 a b Anzilotti Eillie 2019 08 21 New York City s school buses will now be automatically routed and tracked using Via s algorithm Fast Company Retrieved 2019 09 15 a b staff jen chung 2019 08 23 Parents Will Be Able To Track NYC School Buses With An App Gothamist Retrieved 2019 09 15 a b Via shares its ride pooling technology with NYC public schools Engadget Retrieved 2019 09 15 Via to operate New York school bus system Globes in Hebrew 2019 08 22 Retrieved 2019 09 15 Via shares its ride pooling technology with NYC public schools www msn com Retrieved 2019 09 15 Elsen Rooney Michael All NYC school buses equipped with GPS but new technology is around the corner nydailynews com Retrieved 2019 09 15 Revolutionary school bus management system to be launched in New York Intelligent Transport Retrieved 2019 09 15 New York City selects Via to power school bus system Smart Cities World Retrieved 2019 09 15 a b Last mile delivery made smarter with transit technology FreightWaves 2021 03 31 Retrieved 2021 05 18 Via Logistics info ridewithvia com Retrieved 2021 05 18 a b Says Willem Coppens On demand shared mobility arrives in Tokyo due to Via s new partnership Intelligent Transport Retrieved 2019 05 17 a b Mori Building to Launch Experimental On Demand Shuttle Service HillsVia Press Releases Press Room Mori Building Co Ltd MORI Building www mori co jp Retrieved 2019 05 17 a b D Silva Krishtina 2019 09 25 Via launches on demand mobility BlueVia in partnership with ITOCHU Urban Transport News Retrieved 2019 12 30 a b ITOCHU Announces Introduction of an On demand Ride Sharing Service Provided by Via Mobility Japan Press Releases ITOCHU Corporation Retrieved 2019 12 30 Via demonstrates autonomous vehicle ride sharing at CES 2019 Intelligent Transport Retrieved 2019 05 17 Via autonomous vehicle co demo PodZero during Vegas event www metro magazine com Retrieved 2019 05 17 NAVYA partners with Via to introduce a revolutionary new app Intelligent Transport Retrieved 2019 05 17 a b Derwin Jack 2019 07 12 Meet BusBot the driverless bus being trialled by the NSW government that you hail with your smartphone Business Insider Australia Retrieved 2019 07 22 a b Timms the Specialist Reporting Team s Penny 2019 07 09 We ve got something really out there Retirees embrace automated tech ABC News Retrieved 2019 07 22 a b Benjamin 2019 07 12 Via unveils autonomous bus service in Australia Global Fleet Retrieved 2019 07 22 a b Via partners with BusBot to launch autonomous bus trial in New South Wales VentureBeat 2019 07 11 Retrieved 2019 07 22 Hyundai is launching BotRide a robotaxi service in California with Pony ai and Via TechCrunch Retrieved 2019 12 30 Hyundai Via and Chinese startup Pony ai launch robotaxi pilot service in California KrASIA 28 October 2019 Retrieved 2019 12 30 Systems Inside Unmanned 2019 10 30 Hyundai Introduces Autonomous Ride Sharing Pilot Service BotRide Inside Unmanned Systems Retrieved 2019 12 30 staff christopher robbins 2019 11 14 Sweet This 15 Flat Rate Rideshare From LaGuardia Seems Moderately Less Awful Gothamist Retrieved 2019 12 30 New York airport regulator partners with ride share firm Via Reuters 2019 11 14 Retrieved 2019 12 30 Port Authority hails Via to escape LaGuardia congestion Crain s New York Business 2019 11 15 Retrieved 2019 12 30 Leigh Gabriel Airport To NYC For 15 A Compelling New Taxi Service That s Good For The Environment Too Forbes Retrieved 2019 12 30 Puckett Jessica 15 November 2019 LaGuardia Airport Now Has 15 Flat Rate Rides to Manhattan and Brooklyn Conde Nast Traveler Retrieved 2019 12 30 Via and Port Authority Launch New LGA Connect Airport Rideshare Service www AviationPros com Retrieved 2019 12 30 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debuts Marin Independent Journal 2018 06 12 Retrieved 2019 05 17 Via Transportation Networking amp Information Session employers ocs fas harvard edu Retrieved 2019 05 17 Via News Via Retrieved 2019 05 17 VIA COMES TO ARLINGTON COUNTY dccommutetimes com Retrieved 2019 05 17 On demand public transport research underway in Timaru Environment Canterbury Retrieved 2019 05 17 New transport opportunities to the Airport OurAuckland Retrieved 2019 05 17 Metro and Via to Join Forces on Shared Rides to and from Select Transit Stations www metro net Retrieved 2019 05 17 Mallory Locklear Los Angeles taps a shuttle service to get riders to Metro stops Engadget Retrieved 30 August 2018 Lone Tree Link relaunches with Via Colorado Community Media Retrieved 2019 03 28 On demand shuttle startup Via enters South American market TechCrunch Retrieved 2019 05 17 Via Enters South American Market with CityBus 2 0 Deployment in Brazil www MassTransitMag com Retrieved 2019 05 17 On demand shuttle startup makes South American debut in Brazil Contxto 2019 02 28 Retrieved 2019 05 17 Via News Via Retrieved 2019 07 22 New York s Via enters ride hailing market in Indonesia Nikkei Asian Review Retrieved 2019 05 17 On demand public transport startup TRON launches in Indonesia partners US based Via DealStreetAsia Retrieved 2019 05 17 a b Garsten Ed Via Cracks Japan s Ride Share Market Launches First Israeli Service Forbes Retrieved 2019 05 17 CTech 2019 04 18 Tokyo s Itochu Corporation Partners With Ride Sharing Startup Via CTECH www calcalistech com Retrieved 2019 05 17 Etsion Udi 2019 04 16 Riding Around in a Bubble CTECH www calcalistech com Retrieved 2019 05 17 Need a ride to light rail Metro launches shuttles to Tukwila South Seattle transit stations The Seattle Times 2019 04 16 Retrieved 2019 05 17 Seattle Via to provide on demand transportation to from rail stations www metro magazine com Retrieved 2019 05 17 Via Chicago The Lower Impact Form of Ride Hailing Expands Its Local Coverage Streetsblog Chicago 2019 05 01 Retrieved 2019 05 17 SamTrans Tests On Demand Shuttle Option for Pacifica Neighborhood KQED 2019 05 13 Retrieved 2019 05 17 Kanowitz Stephanie May 16 2019 How DC s ridesharing saves money reduces congestion GCN Retrieved 2019 05 17 CS1 maint numeric names authors list link Via expands D C on demand services to Virginia www metro magazine com Retrieved 2019 07 22 New on demand Sydney buses will ferry you directly to the Sydney Metro Time Out Sydney Retrieved 2019 07 22 This New On Demand Bus Will Drive You to the New Metro North West Railway Concrete Playground 2019 06 17 Retrieved 2019 07 22 Australian on demand transport take up exceeds expectation Smart Highways Magazine Industry News smarthighways net Retrieved 2019 09 15 Schmidt Bridie 2019 09 04 On demand bus service strikes chord in Sydney no car required The Driven Retrieved 2019 09 15 Chanthadavong Aimee NSW shifts Opal towards payment platform future with Connect launch ZDNet Retrieved 2019 12 30 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with Hampton Jitney to Launch Flat Rate Airport Service www autorentalnews com Retrieved 2019 07 22 Via Appoints Senior U S Diplomat And Media Executive To Board finance yahoo com Retrieved 2019 07 22 CTech 2019 07 10 Ridesharing Company Via Adds Former U S Diplomat to Board CTECH www calcalistech com Retrieved 2019 07 22 Mintz Sam Dickson poised for committee approval POLITICO Retrieved 2019 07 22 Via launches microtransit pilot in Columbus OH suburb Smart Cities Dive Retrieved 2019 07 23 Namigadde Adora COTA Launching App Based Ride Service In Grove City radio wosu org Retrieved 2019 07 23 Need a ride to work This service will connect you to TEXRail Fort Worth Star Telegram Via and Trinity Metro launch ZIPZONE connecting Fort Worth residents to public transit www MassTransitMag com Retrieved 2019 07 23 Now in Grand Rapids Paratransit That s Ready When You Are nextcity org Retrieved 2019 09 15 The Rapid and Via team for on demand paratransit Smart Cities World Retrieved 2019 09 15 Axios Autonomous Vehicles Axios Retrieved 2019 09 15 Via expands citywide in Chicago Automotive World www automotiveworld com Retrieved 2019 09 15 Freund Sara 2019 08 06 Via launches 2 50 rideshares and expands to citywide service Curbed Chicago Retrieved 2019 09 15 Via to offer flat rate trips to Chicago transit stops Smart Cities Dive Retrieved 2019 09 15 Wisniewski Mary Via ride share expands to entire city offers 2 50 rides to and from some transit stops chicagotribune com Retrieved 2019 09 15 Sault Ste Marie Ontario pilot project lets riders hail buses from an app MobileSyrup 2019 09 11 Retrieved 2019 09 15 September 4 Elaine Della Mattia More from Elaine Della Mattia Published on September 4 2019 Last Updated Edt 2019 3 40 Pm 2019 09 04 City set to launch On Demand transit app Sunday Sault Star Retrieved 2019 09 15 Starting Sept 8 take the bus whenever you want between the hours of 7 15 p m and midnight SooToday com Retrieved 2019 09 15 Northeastern U taps Via for on demand safety shuttle www metro magazine com Retrieved 2019 09 15 A better way for Northeastern University students to commute at night news northeastern edu Retrieved 2019 09 15 Via and Northeastern University offer on demand safety shuttle www MassTransitMag com Retrieved 2019 09 15 Northwestern partners with Via for Safe Ride program news northwestern edu Retrieved 2019 12 30 a b Jersey City Set To Roll Out 6 Passenger Via Ride Sharing Buses 2019 09 19 Retrieved 2019 12 30 Birmingham launches on demand transit service al 2019 12 03 Retrieved 2019 12 30 Via on demand mobility app rethinks public transit in Birmingham and Atlanta s Buckhead FreightWaves 2019 09 30 Retrieved 2019 12 30 Patterson Catherine Birmingham will soon launch new on demand ride sharing service WBRC TV Retrieved 2019 12 30 Via is launching an on demand public transit network in the city of Cupertino TechCrunch Retrieved 2019 12 30 a b On demand shuttles to serve Apple hometown s transit desert SFChronicle com 2019 10 07 Retrieved 2019 12 30 Via now provides veterans with free rides in the DC area Engadget Retrieved 2019 12 30 Weaver Jennifer 2019 11 22 Via launches first service in Salt Lake City with UTA KUTV Retrieved 2019 12 30 UTA ride share company launch Salt Lake County microtransit pilot program www ksl com Retrieved 2019 12 30 Weaver Jennifer 2019 11 22 Via launches first service in Salt Lake City with UTA KJZZ Retrieved 2019 12 30 New Zealand s Timaru prepares to throw out bus timetables in favour of on demand services Smart Cities World Retrieved 2019 12 30 Ritchies confirmed as provider for Timaru s on demand transport service Stuff Retrieved 2019 12 30 Bus fare hike and tech provider for new service announced RNZ 2019 11 29 Retrieved 2019 12 30 Povo O 2019 12 03 Aplicativo de transporte coletivo comeca a funcionar nesta quarta feira Fortaleza in Portuguese Retrieved 2019 12 30 App de transporte coletivo sob demanda comeca a operar em Fortaleza tribunadoceara com br Retrieved 2019 12 30 A message from ViaVan CEO Chris Snyder Via Transportation 2021 01 13 Retrieved 2021 05 18 Ride share service Savy launched with 5 flat fare Retrieved 6 September 2018 Morgan Richard June 6 2017 NYC s Yello Cabs are Adding a Carpooling Option New York Post verification needed UITP AWARDS BVG and ViaVan introduce the world s largest on demand offer by a public transport company UITP 2019 06 21 Retrieved 2019 06 27 a b dpa 2019 09 07 Verkehr Eine Million Fahrgaste nutzen Rufbus Dienst Berlkonig Die Zeit in German ISSN 0044 2070 Retrieved 2019 09 15 a b Berlkonig Diese Personen nutzen den BVG Rufbus am liebsten Berliner Zeitung in German 2019 09 07 Retrieved 2019 09 15 Ghosh Shona Another cheap new Uber rival called ViaVan just launched in London Business Insider Retrieved 2019 05 17 Mercedes ridesharing ViaVan service comes to London Engadget Retrieved 2019 05 17 ArrivaClick Launches in South Liverpool The North West Bus Blog 2018 08 08 Retrieved 2019 05 17 Mercedes Benz and Via launch ViaVan shared ride service in Milton Keynes www fleetnews co uk Retrieved 2019 05 17 Alex 2018 04 06 ViaVan launched shared ride service in London New Mobility Retrieved 2019 05 17 http www cromwellstudios co uk Cromwell Studios Web Services Website Design ArrivaClick set to be catalyst for large development in Leicester Route One Retrieved 2019 05 17 TfL Just Launched an On Demand Bus Service in One Area of London Gizmodo UK Retrieved 2019 07 22 ViaVan amp Mercedes Benz partners with TfL to launch GoSutton Van Fleet World 2019 05 28 Retrieved 2019 07 22 ViaVan Ride Sharing mit Daimler Via eMobilitat der Blog E Mobilitat Blog in German Retrieved 2019 07 22 Via Van macht Mitarbeiter mobil im Daimler Werk Bremen VISION mobility in German Retrieved 2019 07 22 Jordan Markus 2019 06 28 ViaVan bringt Ridepooling ins Mercedes Benz Werk Bremen Mercedes Benz Passion Blog Mercedes Benz smart Maybach AMG in German Retrieved 2019 07 22 Keszthelyi Christian 2019 07 10 Cool Ride Pooling service launches in Malta Business Malta Retrieved 2019 07 23 Cool a ride sharing app powered by ViaVan launches in Malta Silicon Canals 2019 07 17 Retrieved 2019 07 23 Informer London 2019 07 16 ViaVan Receives 3 Year License Renewal from TfL in London TaxiPoint Taxi News UK Black cabs TaxiPoint Taxi News London Informer Retrieved 2019 07 23 Transport for London renews ViaVan microtransit service for 3 years www metro magazine com Retrieved 2019 07 23 ViaVan receives 3 year license renewal from TfL in London Smart Highways Magazine Industry News smarthighways net Retrieved 2019 07 23 BerlKonig BC bindet Umland an www busundbahn de in German Retrieved 2019 09 15 Uber rival European ride sharing startup ViaVan launches first on demand mobility service in Finland Silicon Canals 2019 09 17 Retrieved 2019 12 30 D Silva Krishtina 2019 09 17 ViaVan launches its first on demand mobility service in Finland with HSL Urban Transport News Retrieved 2019 12 30 ViaVan launches first and last mile transit solution in Finland Smart Cities World Retrieved 2019 12 30 Alison 2019 10 25 ViaVan launches all electric ride sharing scheme in UK Fleet Europe Retrieved 2019 12 30 ViaVan introduces UK first fully electric on demand shared ride service Fleet World 2019 10 25 Retrieved 2019 12 30 TaxiPoint Taxi News Post TaxiPoint Taxi News UK Black cabs Retrieved 2019 12 30 Bollig Peter Mit Mobiel Sprinter Antonflexibel durch Sennestadt Westfalen Blatt in German Retrieved 2019 12 30 ViaVan launches new on demand shared ride service in Germany International Fleet World 2019 10 29 Retrieved 2019 12 30 Brecht Michael 2019 11 04 ViaVan moBiel starten Ridesharing Bielefeld eMobilitat Blog E Mobilitat Blog in German Retrieved 2019 12 30 Shell en Uber concurrent ViaVan starten elektrische deeltaxidienst in Amsterdam die begint met een paar auto s maar doel is 100 elektrisch Business Insider Nederland in Dutch 2019 11 07 Retrieved 2019 12 30 ViaVan and Shell to smarten up Amsterdam EV charging www just auto com 2019 11 07 Retrieved 2019 12 30 ViaVan and Shell Launch EV Shared Ride Project TechRound 2019 11 08 Retrieved 2019 12 30 fflecsi Transport for Wales trc cymru Retrieved 2021 06 12 Pembrokeshire bus service Fflecsi moving into top gear as lockdown eases See details here Western Telegraph Retrieved 2021 06 12 External links EditOfficial website Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Via Transportation amp oldid 1052029739 ViaVan, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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