Shuttle startup Via is launching an on-demand public transportation network in the city of Cupertino which could be an alternative to the traditional bus network in the city, this service will start from October 29 and will expand public transportation across the city.
Beginning with six vans branded with the City of Cupertino logo engraved on them will provide more efficient connections to the CalTrain also.
Residents of Cupertino and commuters can use the service using the Via app or a phone reservation system to hail a shuttle. It will cover the entire 11-square mile city with a satellite zone surrounding the Sunnyvale CalTrain station for commuters, Via said on Monday.
The service will run from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, at a price of $5 a ride. Weekly and monthly passes will also be available for $17 and $60, respectively.
Mayor of Cupertino Steven Scharf views the service as the next generation of “what public transportation can be, allowing us to increase mobility while taking a step toward our larger goal of reducing traffic congestion.”