Brand new Let`s Ride App for better efficiency and quality of services – A story of Ware county transit GA
Working with a scattered population is a serious issue for rural transportation. Many concepts are being implemented and each one of them has its own complications. In recent years, Demand-Responsive Transit (DRT) has evolved significantly and is seen as a sustainable option for the long term.
With a population of nearly 35000, the county is famous for its small-town charm, and according to their county reports, the town will experience a 9% increase in population in the next few years.
Increasing population indicates Increasing travel demand which should be considered a high priority. And that is what Ware County transit is doing.
From the reports released from the GDOT, Ware transit has provided nearly 20000 trips in 2019. In fact, they are providing an annual average of 18,035 trips over the last five years using 6, ADA-accessible vans. When looking at all the vehicle-based data, Ware County is doing very well at providing public and coordinated transportation trips to residents.
In recent years, the global pandemic has affected everyone resulting in a dip in ridership. But the efforts are made by the county transit to bring back the users to public transportation. As their main goal is to provide safe and sustainable services which should give maximum comfort to the people of the county.
Similar to many other counties, Ware transit also faced some problems with their frequency of vehicles and their occupancy, their dispatching system, etc., To manage and improve their operations, they partnered with HBSS.
They launched a brand-new Let's Ride application, built by HBSS, on July 1st, 2021. HBSS officials claim on their website that their software is a strong tool for streamlining and managing operations in a variety of industries.
The Let’s Ride app connects rural transit riders to their local transit providers statewide, by allowing riders to book trips in advance on their local area’s rural transit service.