A plan to hold a one-year pilot of on-demand transit service in two of Albemarle County’s development areas is one step closer to being implemented.
Last week, the City of Charlottesville awarded a contract to River North Transit LLC of to operate the service on behalf of Charlottesville Area Transit. Specifically the firm will “provide software and necessary hardware services to operate a full-service, third-party operator solution.”
The company operates the Via platform.
Last year, the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation awarded a $1.552 grant to Charlottesville Area Transit to conduct the pilot for Albemarle. The service will run in the Places29 and the Pantops area.
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