Go Metro launches new on-demand transit service in Hamilton county
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Posted: 18 May 2023 | Intelligent Transport | No comments yet
Go Metro’s new MetroNow! on-demand service aims to enhance transit access for Hamilton county residents, fostering connectivity, convenience and improved access to essential amenities.
Credit: Go Metro
Go Metro has announced that Hamilton county is set to introduce a ground-breaking on-demand public transit service called MetroNow!. The innovative service aims to provide convenient and affordable travel options for residents.
For $2 each way, customers traveling within the designated pilot zones can book their trips using the MetroNow! app or by calling customer service. Once booked, a MetroNow! shuttle-style vehicle will arrive at or near their location, allowing them to reach their desired destinations.
Operating on weekdays from 06:00 to 20:00 and weekends from 08:00 to 18:00, MetroNow! is expected to significantly enhance accessibility to jobs, education, healthcare, groceries, family, entertainment and more within the communities that it serves. In addition, the service will enable commuters to connect with metro routes along major corridors, providing seamless integration with the existing public transportation system.
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The launch of MetroNow! will commence with two pilot zones. The first zone, covering Springdale and Sharonville, will debut on 22 May 2023, while the second zone, in the Northgate area, is scheduled to begin in mid-June. Looking ahead, four more zones are planned to be introduced by the end of 2023, including Blue Ash/Evendale, Bond Hill/Roselawn, Montfort Heights/Finneytown and Pleasant Run North.
Go Metro’s introduction of MetroNow! aligns with its Reinventing Metro plan, which aims to extend regional transit access to neighbourhoods that have traditionally lacked public transportation options. By offering on-demand, localised mobility services and seamless connections to metro’s extensive network of fixed-bus routes, MetroNow! promises to provide inclusive and accessible transportation for all residents in Hamilton county.
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