New Door-to-Door Ridesharing Service Launches in West Sacramento
7/31/18 A new innovative ridesharing program is being tested out by West Sacramento as part of a one-year pilot and is operated by Via. The service is a hybrid of traditional public transit and private transportation network companies such as Uber or Lyft. Anyone with the app can request rides within the city limits Monday – Friday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Rolled out in May, the city has already begun testing pricing options such as a weekly pass and group rates.
The new service is providing a dramatic impact for residents. West Sacramento resident Robin Wenrick shared, “For the first time in years I was able to buy ice cream and popsicles and get them home frozen.”
Making mobility universally convenient, customized, reliable, and affordable is one of the top strategies in West Sacramento’s AARP-supported Age-Friendly Action Plan. Transit-rideshare is a key innovation where West Sacramento is proving that the Sacramento region is the place to test new ideas in mobility.