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TransLink Looking Into Bundling Bike And Car Share With Transit

TransLink Bundling Services

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TransLink is looking to expand its coverage by bundling services together. No, we don’t mean phone and internet services.

The company is looking at bundling services such as the Skytrain, buses, bike and car services into one package.

TransLink announced Monday it will partner up with Evo Car Share, Mobi by Shaw Go bike share and Modo Co-operative to make multimodal travel easier, more convenient and seamless for residents in Metro Vancouver.

“The partnership will assess and explore how TransLink and the three local companies can provide customers the convenience of bundled mobility services.”

TransLink Bundling Services

Patrick Nangle, CEO of Modo Co-operative said this collaboration gives them an opportunity to improve access and convenience for residents.

This comes just after the news of TransLink considering extending its hours for weekend service and increasing winter service.

“Having access to multiple modes of active and sustainable transportation is key to reducing the number of private vehicles on our roads, while improving livability in our region,” said Nangle.

Last year, TransLink invited the public, including academics, entrepreneurs and industry insiders for their ideas on the future of mobility.

Through TransLink’s Open Innovation Call, 90 submissions were evaluated and selected by an internal panel.

Kevin Desmond, CEO of TransLink said the company heard from people all throughout Metro Vancouver.

He concluded that people wanted more options to get around; he believes this partnership can do just that.

“TransLink will continue to be on the forefront of exploring how we use new technology and new ideas to move people reliably, conveniently and sustainably,” said Desmond.

TransLink did not mention much bundling these services will cost residents.

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