Blaise Transit, a Canadian on-demand transit (ODT) software provider, backed by Techstars, is thrilled to announce a new on-demand transit pilot project in the City of Dieppe, New Brunswick to be launched in May 2021.
Blaise Transit is launching its on-demand transit solution in Dieppe, New Brunswick, in May 2021
Blaise Transit, a Canadian on-demand transit (ODT) software provider, backed by Techstars, is thrilled to announce a new on-demand transit pilot project in the City of Dieppe, New Brunswick to be launched in May 2021. The new transit system will replace all fixed-route bus lines in Dieppe on weekends for the duration of the 6-month project.
This partnership will allow Dieppe residents to rediscover their City for free on weekends safely and conveniently using Blaise Transit's AI-powered on-demand transit software. On-demand buses will replace Dieppe's fixed-route, all-day weekend service, which previously operated three fixed routes from 6:30 am to 9:30 pm. The ODT pilot is expected to grow transit ridership in the City, enabling the City of Dieppe to achieve its environmental goals while improving the service's financial sustainability.
ODT, the solution to providing quality transit services in post-pandemic recovery
Under pandemic conditions, the hard-hit transit sector moves toward on-demand models, finding a cost-efficient way to provide transit services while improving its reliability and user experience. When implemented correctly, ODT can lower operating costs compared to underutilized fixed-route services, while simultaneously reducing passenger wait times and the number of times that drivers are circling routes without any riders. Blaise Transit allows transit agencies to move toward ODT with their current fleets without significant changes to their operations, making the switch easier than ever. Offered through one universal app, each city can customize how they want the service to be offered in their operating zone.
"We're excited to launch the first on-demand transit solution which aims at replacing all fixed-bus lines in the Canadian Atlantic region. It was a pleasure working with a forward-thinking City that has, at its heart, the well-being of its residents and the environment. We're looking forward to seeing the projected benefits of Blaise's ODT solution materializing in real-time."
- Justin Hunt, Blaise Transit CEO
“We are proud to innovate by partnering with Blaise Transit to offer an on-demand transit service. This technological shift will allow us to improve the experience of bus users,”
- Mayor Yvon Lapierre, City of Dieppe
About Blaise Transit: Backed by Techstars, Blaise Transit is a universal, AI-based software platform that allows transit operators to run on-demand bus services using their existing vehicles. Blaise Transit's turnkey platform consists of 3 user-friendly apps that enable you to meet your city's or region's on-demand transit needs, whether it be a stop-to-stop, door-to-door, specialized paratransit — or a customized mix of all the above.
Are you looking for an innovative way to overcome the COVID-19 transit slump? Get in touch to see how Blaise can help you achieve your transit goals.