Synthesizing the State of Practice of On-Demand Transit in Canada
This project proposes a survey directed at transit agencies in Canada that have operated, operating, or planning to operate flexible transit, with special emphasis placed on app-based on-demand transit services. Personal interviews will be conducted with key personnel at the transit agencies, likely using phone communication. The results of the survey along with a more comprehensive review of industry reports will be summarized to highlight the key practices of flexible transit in Canada. With the increased interest in technology and automated operations, this study will also approach technology and software companies that usually provide the software for scheduling and dynamic routing application to support flexible transportation services.