Microtransit: Episode 11

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Microtransit services are emerging across the country amid a wave of tech hype. Cities, transit agencies, and private companies nationwide are launching microtransit pilots left and right. Today, on The Red Line Podcast, we examine the microtransit trend and discuss whether it lives up to the marketing.


References & notes

  1. [1] TfL: All aboard the transformational Elizabeth line
  2. [2] Valley Metro: Streetcar is now open in Tempe
  3. [3] FTA: Shared Mobility Definitions
  4. [4] TransitCenter: The Limits of Microtransit
  5. [5] Human Transit: What is "Microtransit" For?
  6. [6] Bloomberg CityLab: How the Microtransit Movement Is Changing Urban Mobility
  7. [7] 2020 Annual Agency Profile: LA Metro
  8. [8] 2020 Annual Agency Profile: Utah Transit Authority
  9. [9] Vox: These startups want to do for buses what Uber did for taxi rides
  10. [10] Smart Circle: The rise of the Microtransit movement
  11. [11] Utah Transit Authority Quarterly Microtransit Pilot Project Evaluation
  12. [12] Yann Leriche: Microtransit: The Next Mobility Revolution or Much Ado About Nothing?
  13. [13] Streetsblog USA: The Story of "Micro Transit" Is Consistent, Dismal Failure

References with conflict of interest

  1. [14] Mass Transit: The Role of Microtransit for Better Equity and Inclusion
  2. [15] Strong Towns: Transportation's Missing Middle
  3. [16] Via: What is microtransit?
  4. [17] SUMC MLC: Microtransit Service Expands Operating Hours to Weekends in Jersey City, New Jersey, 2021