First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Ride-share company Via has expanded its operating zone in Chicago by offering a mobility service to and from 65 Chicago Transit Authority and Metra stations for $2.50.
This rate is available to riders booking trips up to two miles within the zone, which includes areas such as Austin, Garfield and South Deering.
Alex Lavoie, US general manager of Via, says the service will “provide greater access across the entire city for residents, workers and visitors in these communities.”
Using the Via app, passengers select their pick-up and drop-off location and confirm their ride. The technology directs passengers to a virtual bus stop to provide shared trips without lengthy detours, the company says.
The vehicles in the service are driver-partner owned and comply with the rules on make, model and year.