More Than 1 Million Trips Taken to date on Arlington’s Via Rideshare On-Demand Public Transportation Service
By Office of Communication
Posted on March 08, 2022, March 08, 2022

Since its launch in December 2017, Via Rideshare customers have taken more than 1 million trips around The American Dream City to dine out or shop, get to school or work, or attend other daily appointments.

Arlington’s on-demand, rideshare public transportation service expanded citywide in January 2021, allowing riders to reach even more destinations six days a week. The service also helps riders get to and from the CentrePort TRE Station, where they can connect to Dallas, Fort Worth and beyond.

Now in its fifth year, the service continues to provide an equitable and flexible on-demand transit offering that is free from fixed routes and schedules. Via’s platform routes passengers in real time to convenient pickup and drop off locations within just a couple blocks, enabling multiple passengers headed in the same direction to efficiently share a single vehicle.

In December, the City of Arlington was named a “Leader in Equitable Regional Transportation” in the 2021 Via Impact Awards, which recognize cities and transit agencies who have delivered exceptional service to their communities by leveraging Via’s TransitTech.

“Thousands of Arlington residents each week are choosing Arlington’s Via On-Demand service, whether out of convenience or out of necessity, for reliable transportation around town or to reach one of our regional commuter rail stations,” said Alicia Winkelblech, Senior Strategic Initiatives Officer for the City of Arlington. “This on-demand public transportation service is improving the quality of life for so many in our community, including those who require mobility assistance and students without their own vehicles. We are honored to be recognized for our partnership with Via’s TransitTech over the past four years to get our residents where they want to be, when they need to be, in an affordable way.”

You can learn more about Via Rideshare, the recent completion of improvements to Miriam Lane in East Arlington, see a list of upcoming street maintenance and street construction projects and other news in the latest edition of the Enhance Regional Mobility newsletter.

All quarterly City Council priority newsletters are produced in a digital formal, allowing for layers of additional video content and important links.

In This Edition:

• Arlington Via Rideshare Celebrates 1 Million Trips on Valentine's Day
• Citywide Street Projects and Updates
• Arlington Awarded for Leadership in Equity-Focused, Innovative Transportation with Via
• City Completes Miriam Lane Improvements in East Arlington
• Tarrant County Offers Free Rides for Voters
• Scorecard Metrics for FY22-Q1

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