In the small town of Belleville, in the east of Ontario, Canada, the local transport company Belleville Transit is conducting an experiment that could soon significantly change the situation in the field of public transport throughout North America.
Belleville Transit has launched a new service that allows customers to call the bus to the nearest bus stop at night. Belleville, with a population of 50, 000, is the perfect fit for such an experiment. It will last a year, and if the idea of "Uber for buses" turns out to be viable, then it will be used during the day.
Using the dedicated Belleville Transit app, potential passengers will be provided with travel time, route and drop-off location. The software constantly updates the database of planned routes to get passengers to their destination as quickly as possible. The next stage in promoting an ambitious project is partnerships with companies like Uber.
Belleville Transit is developed by Pantonium (Canada). The software was originally intended for US companies that transport low-income people to health and social services. However, it soon became clear that it could also be used by passenger transport operators to improve efficiency in low-density areas.