Public transit—buses, streetcars, and sometimes rail—has long been an important means for residents, commuters, and visitors of places to get from Point A to Point B without a car. Some transit agencies are experimenting with new technologies to provide on-demand transit services. Similar to personal ridehailing, on-demand transit allows users to request a ride through an application to access door-to-door or corner-to-corner (which involves a short walk) service. Like traditional transit, these rides have a set fare and typically can be paid for with a transit fare card. In this November 2020 webinar, you can listen to an overview from the American Public Transportation Association, and learn about recent experiences from Dallas Area Rapid Transit and the Central Ohio Transit Authority, both before and during the COVID pandemic.
● Introduction - Andrea Denny and Michelle Graff, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
● Arthur L. Guzzetti, American Public Transportation Association
● Gary Thomas, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
● Elliot Doza and Jason Yanni, Central Ohio Transit Authority
Slides and Q & A:You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- On Demand Transit Slides (PDF)(56 pp, 7 MB, November 2020)
- On-Demand Transit Qs & As (PDF)(2 pp, 340 K, November 2020)