On Monday the Savannah City Council will consider a contract for an on-demand transportation service during a six month trial period to accommodate late-night workers downtown. Downtowner's proposal scored the highest among three proposals evaluated by city staff.
The new nonprofit Squaw Alpine Transit Company, SATCo, has chosen Downtowner, an app-based microtransit service to provide on-demand rides to ease traffic congestion in Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows year-round. The on-demand system with bridge gaps in existing transit lines and ease parking and traffic congestion.
Aspen City Council on Monday night approved a one-year contract with The Downtowner, a free transportation service that shuttles people within a defined area of town. A city-led committee took the two highest-scoring proposals based on its review criteria and interviewed the companies' representatives. The Downtowner came out on top, according to a city staff memo to council.
Supply could soon catch up with demand for Tampa's free Downtowner shuttle service thanks to the addition of two new all-electric Chevrolet Bolts Wednesday. The on-demand pickup service will now have eight vehicles on the road at all times instead of six to respond to pickup requests that riders place via an app.
While many mountain towns battle congestion—vehicle miles in Colorado increased by 22 percent from 2000 to 2015—Aspen remains a unicorn of relatively uncrowded streets. How?