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Community Readiness

Symposium 2018

704: Innisfil Transit: Powered by Uber

October 12, 2018

2:00pm - 3:00pm

After considering options for fixed-route bus services, the Town of Innisfil determined it would be too costly and service would be limited. Instead, it looked for a transit system that was on-demand, affordable and could service the needs of all community members. The result was a partnership with Uber to develop Innisfil Transit—an on-demand, shared-ride platform powered by Uber and subsidized by the town. This ridesharing transit service launched May 15, 2017 and continues to operate in Innisfil with increadible results. 
Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to re-frame problem to help find an alternative and potentially more effective solution
  • Understand the need to accept risks in order to realize the benefits of an alternative solution
  • Understand the necessity of trying an initiative out on a trial basis