Mobility As A Service Initiatives
First Transit, with our expansive market of services, is a leader in the transit industry. Therefore, we are always looking at coming innovations. First Transit is developing tools and technology partnerships to offer our clients Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) solutions. MaaS changes the way riders and agencies interact, allowing for passengers to select among ride-sharing, bike-sharing, public transit services, and private transit services to fully customize their travel preferences and choose the solution that fits their needs.
● Increasing modes of transportation options available for students
● Control appropriate pick-up/ drop-off locations
● Control appropriate parking areas for dockless bikes and scooters
● Reducing parking needs on campus
● Use of a single app for all transportation options available to students, including public transit Optimize traffic patterns
MAAS CUSTOMIZED APP
In addition to providing reliable transportation services and adapting these services for new operational scenarios, First Transit can assist in acting as a transportation broker to coordinate mobility providers and software vendors in this space by offering a branded MaaS mobile application. This mobile app would provide users with a variety of modes of transportation options to get them to their desired destination through trip planning. The customizable feature of this application would allow for users to change mobility solutions from different points in the trip to accommodate personal budgets and timing.
MaaS changes the way riders interact, allowing for passengers to select among car-sharing, bike-sharing, public transit services, and private transit services to fully customize their travel preferences and choose the solution that fits their needs. With this in mind, First Transit is dedicated to developing and providing MaaS solutions to our clients. Just a few of the ways in which we can accomplish this are described in more detail below.
ON-DEMAND AND MICROTRANSIT SERVICES
With the implementation and increase of transportation, including on-demand services, and microtransit services offering private cars, riders have become less reliant on personal automobiles to go about their daily routines. In order to attract potential riders and improve the quality of life for those who who call your community home, it is imperative to have programs in place to make mobility accessible and convenient, from the first mile to the last mile of a riders journey.
Whether this includes offering traditional public transport options, bike sharing, car rentals/car sharing, shuttles, or scooters, First Transit is dedicated to being your go-to MaaS operator.
First Transit is a global leader in the operation of automated vehicles and related technologies. With 10 successful AV programs across North America, including three university autonomous vehicles shuttle pilots, First Transit is paving the way for the transit industry in the Shared Autonomous Vehicle (SAV) space.
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LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY ON-DEMAND SERVICES
First Transit began providing campus shuttle services for LSU Tiger Trails in 2009. This operation of 32 vehicles and 70 employees supports more than 38,000 students, faculty, and staff annually. The Tiger Trails system operates 11 routes both on and off campus. This partnership was renewed in 2016 for an additional 10 years.