The Tel Aviv- and New York City-based ridesharing pioneer Via has been selected by Singapore’s Land Transit Authority (LTA) to incorporate on-demand technology into Singapore’s public transit system.
Via’s app-based technology connects multiple passengers who are headed the same way, allowing riders to request a ride in real time and seamlessly share a dynamically-routed vehicle. As part of the awarded contract, Via will demonstrate how its on-demand transit technology will enable buses to be deployed and dynamically routed according to real-time commuter demand.
“Singapore is at the forefront of mobility innovation in the region, and we are thrilled to see Via’s technology in Southeast Asia for the first time.” says Daniel Ramot, Via’s cofounder and CEO.
Launched in 2013 in New York. Via has been tapped by cities and transit authorities in the United States and around the world to help re-engineer public transit from a regulated system of rigid routes and schedules to a fully dynamic, on-demand network.
Most recently, Via has launched on-demand transit services in Arlington, Texas; Queenstown, New Zealand; and Newcastle, Australia, with operations in Berlin, Los Angeles and West Sacramento coming later this year.