• Via builds the most powerful on-demand transit systems in the world.

Technology for the future of mobility

Match multiple riders going in the same direction with vehicles following optimized routes to maximize efficiency and quality of service.

Powerful rider aggregation algorithm

Dynamic predictive routing

Automated service monitoring

Seamless integration

Beautiful custom apps

We’ve provided over 20 million rides globally. Tap into our operational expertise.

Service Model Design

We’ll help you define all of your on-demand transit service parameters

Launch Planning and Support

Our experienced specialists will ensure you launch without a hitch

Marketing

We know how to build ridership. Fast.

Performance Optimization

Our data science team will maximize your productivity.

We’re building the future of mobility. With our technology you can too.

We operate our own shared ride service in New York, Chicago, and Washington, DC, and license our technology to partners.

Via

New York City, Chicago, Washington, DC

Via is re-engineering public transit, from a regulated system of rigid routes and schedules to a fully dynamic, on-demand network. Passengers request rides through a mobile app and Via’s sophisticated algorithm instantly finds a vehicle that best matches their route, allowing for quick and efficient shared trips.

First launched in New York City in September 2013, the Via platform currently operates in New York City, Chicago, and Washington DC, providing over a million rides per month, and is growing rapidly.

+20Million Rides

1Million Members

3XVehicle Utilization

Pickup

Austin, Texas

Client: Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Goal: Upgrade legacy dial-a-ride service

Results: Ridership grew by over 60% and vehicle utilization improved by over 50% in just a few months.

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Problem

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the public transit agency in Austin, Texas, operated a dial-a-ride service connecting riders to big-box retailers, a hospital, a retirement center, and housing developments. But the two-hour advanced booking requirement limited its appeal, inhibited ridership growth, and hindered efficiency.

Solution

Via delivered an end-to-end solution, including a customized rider app, the Via driver app, Via’s web-based dispatcher control center, and full training and support for Capital Metro staff.

Results

Using a mobile app or by calling a dispatcher, Pickup riders are now able to travel anywhere in the five-square-mile zone at a few minutes’ notice in a dedicated, ADA-compliant Capital Metro bus, operated by an agency employee. Within just a few months, the Via-powered service improved vehicle utilization by over 50% and reduced Capital Metro’s cost per ride by nearly 40%.

“Capital Metro is thrilled to be able to work with Via. We’re committed to taking advantage of every opportunity we get to improve the way we move people throughout Central Texas.”

Linda Watson
Capital Metro President/CEO

ArrivaClick

Kent, United Kingdom

Client: Arriva Bus UK, a Deutsche Bahn Company

Goal: First- and last-mile service connecting commuters to a high-speed train station

Results: Rapid adoption of on-demand rides in low-density environment

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Problem

A major employment center in rural South East England lacked a dependable transit connection to the nearby high-speed train line. The fixed-route bus line in the area operated infrequently, and ridership was low.

Solution

Via delivered an end-to-end solution, including a customized rider app (with a pre-booking option), the Via driver app, Via’s web-based dispatcher control center, and full training and support for Arriva’s staff.

Results

ArrivaClick’s rapid growth and high productivity have set a new standard for on-demand transit in low-density environments.

“ArrivaClick is a demonstration of how our business continues to put customer needs at the centre of developments and drive forward with innovative services and the best use of technology.”

Alistair Hands
Commercial Director, Arriva UK Bus

PLUS by Via

Paris, France

Client: Keolis and LeCab

Goal: Integrate sharing into e-hailing service

Results: LeCab’s Via-powered service provides the highest-quality shared ride experience in Paris.

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Problem

LeCab, an e-hailing service owned by the private transit contractor Keolis, had significant market share in Paris but did not offer a shared ride option.

Solution

Using production-grade APIs, Via seamlessly integrated into an existing tech stack, enabling LeCab to introduce a turnkey shared-rides option.

Results

LeCab’s Via-powered service, Plus, provides the highest-quality shared ride experience in Paris.

“In partnering with Via, we’re excited to support technology-driven public transit, enabling more dynamic, customized and cost efficient services.”

Laurent Kocher
Executive Director of Keolis

Work With Us

Free Consultation

We begin with an introductory phone call to understand your needs, your vision for on-demand transit service and a demonstration of our technology.

Service Model Design

Via’s Data Science Team runs simulations to answer all of your key service design questions:

  • How can Via best complement my existing service?
  • What are the best places and times to operate?
  • What’s an appropriate wait time for a ride?
  • How many vehicles are required to offer high-quality service?
  • What’s the right fare structure?
  • What are the key performance metrics to track?

Implementation

Via’s Partner Success Team rolls out and tests your tailored solution in preparation for launch:

  • Work hand-in-hand with a dedicated Partner Success Team, which includes experts in microtransit ops, software development, data science, and marketing
  • Customize the rider app
  • Configure the passenger aggregation and dynamic vehicle routing engines
  • Train drivers, dispatchers, and managers in Via’s best practices
  • Develop a detailed rider acquisition strategy
  • Build a comprehensive post-launch support plan based on your needs and goals

Launch

  • Via experts are on site to facilitate launch
  • Via’s Data Science Team analyzes performance measures to enhance quality of service

Continuous Optimization

Via supports your service on an ongoing basis in order to maximize ridership and efficiency

  • Via’s Tech Team provides continuous software updates
  • Via’s Partner Success Team proactively suggest adjustments to the service model

Let’s Get Started!

Fill out the form below and one of our experts will get in touch within 24 hours or email us at platform@ridewithvia.com

Press

“Via represents another disruption to traditional transportation and is Uber’s closest competition. The company’s complex ride-sharing software represents the future of public transportation, building on an immense amount of rider data that grows daily. ”

“Via keeps costs down by grouping passengers together in an S.U.V., and it does the heavy lifting of matching you with other users who need a ride in the same direction.”

“What separates Via from an increasingly crowded ride-hailing field is its dynamic-routing system that adjusts to new trip requests in real-time.”

“Via has big ambitions: to deploy technology to fill a gap between public and private transportation. The service essentially combines the cheap, communal ride of a bus with something close to the door-to-door service of a cab. ”

“What’s interesting about Via is that while it is building its direct to consumer, own-brand operations, it also has been inking licensing deals with third parties that are already established in various places. These include partnerships with Arriva and Keolis, two mass-transit companies that operate city buses, train services and more in multiple counties.