Have you heard of microtransit? Cities like Durham, Wilmington, and Wilson are partnering their existing public transportation with ride share companies to fill the gaps in current services. Over the summer, the Federal Transit Administration awarded Charlotte $750,000 to develop its microtransit implementation strategy. Axios Charlotte shares more of the story here.
Do you think microtransit could be an answer to CATS decreased routes and staff shortages? For many of our newly release clients, public transportation is vital to opportunities for safe housing and employment security. With the population of Mecklenburg County at over 750,000 (and growing), how can we provide safe, reliable transportation throughout our city and county?