The Société de transport de Montréal (STM), in collaboration with its partner MUVE, announces that they will be testing a new reservation app for its shared taxibus service in the areas of Senneville and Saint-Anne-de-Bellevue (Sainte-Marie neighbourhood). Testing of the app will begin on October 4 and continue until the end of the year.
“Launched in collaboration with our technology partners MUVE and Fraxion Communications, this pilot project will allow us to assess the demand for this service and determine future uses for this new technology,” says Philippe Schnobb, Chair of the STM Board of Directors. “The initiative also aims to make it easier to use our shared taxibus service and offer more benefits to customers, as part of our goal to continually improve the mobility experience of those who use the service. The new app is designed to make shared taxibus reservations easier and will be tested by roughly one hundred customers.”
“We are thankful for the commitment and support provided by the STM and the Ministry of Economy and Innovation (MEI) for enabling MUVE to play a role in delivering on-demand mobility through innovation,” says MUVE co-founder Anthony W. Shannon. “We are proud to have started our business in Montréal with the goal of delivering world-class software solutions for inclusive mobility. This is the perfect example of how strategic alignment, innovative technology and partnerships between public and private entities can help communities. Our team is confident that these factors will lead to a positive impact on the innovation and mobility ecosystem.”
“We are pleased to be participating in the testing of such an innovative, accessible app,” says Fraxion Communications head of IT development, Jean-François Dionne. “Aside from facilitating shared taxibus reservations, our main advantage is tracking the vehicle’s location while it is en route. This will allow customers to be better informed of their taxi’s arrival time.”
Shared taxibus services are a form of public transit best suited to areas where it is not possible to implement regular bus service. The way these services work varies depending on the location, but they always involve reserving trips in advance.
For more information, visit stm.info/odms