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Metro is harnessing the power of new technology to improve the way Metro customers move.

To leverage new innovations in transportation technology, Metro is issuing a request  to the private sector to team with Metro to plan, design, implement and evaluate a brand new service.

Unlike a standard bus, the service will follow turn-by-turn instructions from a navigation system that uses live traffic conditions and real-time requests for picks-up and drops-offs to generate the most efficient possible shared trips for Metro customers. The service will be used for short trips under approximately 20 minutes in duration in defined service zones, and utilize vehicles that are smaller than traditional transit vehicles.

Whether beginning a trip, completing a trip, or seeking a complete trip solution, riding the new service will be intuitive, user-friendly, and designed to encourage the use of multiple modes of public transportation.

The new service, known as MicroTransit, will be on-call when riders want it, where they want it, connecting more people and places to our existing system.