On-Demand Transit Services Coming To Tecumseh

Sunday July 25th, 2021

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A one year pilot project for On Demand Transit is coming to the Town of Tecumseh.

The funding comes from the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative (CHCI) and will be used for software and implementation of the pilot project.

“Investing in modern public transit systems is essential to building the healthy, sustainable communities of tomorrow,” said Irek Kusmierczyk, Member of Parliament for Windsor-Tecumseh. “This project is a great example of our government’s commitment to working with our partners to build infrastructure that connects our communities and makes it easier for residents to access the services they need.”

On-demand transit service uses computer algorithms in response to service requests to develop instantaneous routing. As a result, in times and areas with lower demand for transit, stops can be served more efficiently as the bus goes directly to where and when people are waiting, instead of following a pre-planned route and schedule. The requests for service are made through an app on a smartphone and handled almost instantaneously. A phone-in service request option will also be available for those without access to a smartphone.

The Town will move forward with securing a service provider to begin implementation. Establishing the service is expected to take approximately 12 weeks with the pilot project to be in place for 12 months. The service will launch later this fall and there will be no impact to fares.

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