It is now a lot easier to get around town with Rabbittransit’s new micro-transit project.
Officials say it’s known as the hopper.
It’s a cross between taking the bus and a ride-hailing service like Uber, or Lyft.
“A different color it’s a different color, it’s black, it’s a little bit sleeker, probably more similar to a more personal vehicle,” said Jenna Reedy, Rabbittransit.
Anyone can request a ride by using their phone, from Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. by using their phone and the free micro-transit app.
“We have two zones one zone in East York and in Red Lion. You download an app and you can put in your pick up and drop off location and receive an alert when your vehicle will be there,” said Reedy.
That means there will be no more waiting outside at a bus stop.
“As long as your origin and destination and your travel points fall within the zone, you can travel on the hopper, you don’t necessarily have to be at a bus stop, or going to a bus stop although we can do that,” said Reedy.
Through the micro-transit app, Rabbittransit is reducing the number of vehicles on the roadways and picking up other riders along the way.
“Micro-transit is yet one more solution that we want to offer to people to reduce the single occupancy vehicle,” said Reedy.
Similar to Uber Pool, the app matches your request to others in your area, to create a route.
“It’s within a certain parameter that hopefully travel time would ideally not be more than 10 or 15 minutes, maybe in either direction because of the confined zone,” said Reedy.
For the first two months, rides will cost $2, after that, it hikes up to $3 per ride.
The hopper will officially be in use, Monday, August 27th.