What is Microtransit?

What is Microtransit?

Microtransit allows agencies to offer riders an on-demand option that is more flexible than designated fixed routes and appointment-like paratransit. In this post, we’ll go over its main benefits and what TripSpark’s microtransit app, Rides on Demand, has to offer.

by: Navneet Bhogal

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TripSpark’s On-Demand Booking Helps Lethbridge Transit Navigate COVID-19

TripSpark’s On-Demand Booking Helps Lethbridge Transit Navigate COVID-19

Most companies around the globe have had to adapt their operations because of the worldwide pandemic and TripSpark partner, Lethbridge Transit, was no exception. We worked with Jeff Gillette, GIS/Applications Specialist for Lethbridge Transit and his team to modify their service due to an unprecedented decline in ridership because of COVID-19, and social distancing requirements. In this post, he talks about how they replaced their fixed route service with an on-demand service that helped ensure riders could safely make essential trips.

by: Naomi Schellenberg

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Where’s My Bus? Enhancing Real-Time Transit Departure Predictions With Machine Learning
Category: Fixed Route

Where’s My Bus? Enhancing Real-Time Transit Departure Predictions With Machine Learning

One of the most important pieces of information a transit agency can provide its customers with is the exact time a bus will depart from any given stop. It’s no secret that riders have better things to do than wait at a bus stop, especially in extreme weather conditions. 

by: Pat Dewis

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Industry Veteran, Paul Comfort’s Acclaimed New Book - The Future of Public Transportation

Industry Veteran, Paul Comfort’s Acclaimed New Book - The Future of Public Transportation

Transit expert, Paul Comfort has just released a brand-new book; “The Future of Public Transportation”. This acclaimed best-seller is full of insights from over 40 top public transportation experts and executives. After meeting with so many leaders from across the globe, he felt he had a good grasp on what’s going on in the transportation industry, and more importantly, what’s forthcoming, to be able to put this book together.

by: Navneet Bhogal

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What is ITS Fixed Route Software?
Category: Fixed Route

What is ITS Fixed Route Software?

When asked to describe our solution, we usually say it’s “scheduling and routing software”, “CAD/AVL software” or even “ITS fixed route software”. But if you’re unfamiliar with the jargon, these descriptors don’t do much to dispel the haze. In this post, we’ll walk you through what Intelligent Transportation Systems are, the core technology applications and what TripSpark’s solution entails.

by: Dave Silva

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