Bus service leaves a lot to be desired with 30 or 60 minute wait times between vehicles being typical. Bus Rapid Transit (express buses) get riders places quickly, but only operate on arterials and other main roads. Using low-speed electric shuttles is a microtransit solution that can bridge this gap, providing final mile (first/last mile) service. Shared shuttles can also reduce the need for downtown parking. With the advent of electric buses with long ranges, a completely zero emission transportation service can be created. Using retrofit ready vehicles, like the Polaris GEM, shuttles can be automated in an incremental way.
Improve Bus Service with Neighborhood Last Mile EV Shuttles
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