Jersey City in New Jersey opposite Manhattan in New York is becoming the first in the state to offer an on-demand bus system in partnership with on-demand public mobility solutions company Via.
The new commuting network is designed to fill the transit “desert”, providing more efficient connections between the North and South regions of the City, and expanding accessibility to public transit.
The contract is officially being signed, which the Office of the Mayor says will create an innovative transit system with virtual stops and routes based on passenger demand.
“This technology-based transit system would be the first of its kind in the State,” it says in a statement. “Areas of Jersey City identified as primary service areas will increase connectivity to other key shopping and business districts, government facilities, as well as PATH, ferry and light rail stations.”