Spare, a Vancouver-based startup, is on a mission to help accelerate the global shift to autonomous vehicles by enabling anyone to create and manage a smart transportation network in seconds. With Spare Platform, Spare’s core product, anyone can plan, launch, operate, and analyze a smart transportation network, all from one place.
Some of Spare’s partners and customers include Mitsubishi Corporation, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (Dallas, Texas), RTC Quebec (Quebec City, Canada), Kolumbus (Stavanger, Norway), and Ruter (Oslo, Norway).
Spare was founded by former UBC Computer Science and Engineering students Kristoffer Vik Hansen, Alexey Indeev, and Josh Andrews. Spare is currently a part of the League of Innovators (LOI) launch program, which is aimed at helping Canadians between the ages of 15 and 25 launch startups. LOI is supported by Canadian technology leaders, including Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes as well as Co-Founder of Clearbanc and Dragons’ Den Dragon Michele Romanow.
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@PSeelert @Durham_Transit Hello Peter, we appreciate your feedback! Could you please explain a little bit more how the app did not work for you so that we can look into the issue and fix it for you? Did the app disappear so you couldn't open the app or were you able to log in the app? Thanks!Read More
RT @JeromeMayaud: ** Beaming live right now! ** My @SpareLabs colleagues are chatting to @CitibusLubbock , RNV Mannheim and the awesome Tra…Read More
RT @swtanation: SWTA member @SpareLabs' webinar on setting up your COVID-19 vaccine transportation service is tomorrow! Hear from the Spar…Read More
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RT @BvueTrans: It’s a great afternoon for the launch of Crossroads Connect, a new, app-based, on-demand service for the Crossroads area. It…Read More
@Durham_Transit's new @SpareLabs powered on-demand service will cover over 30 zones and help connect area-residents to Toronto-bound transit hubs. 🎉🇨🇦🎉Read More
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Siloed paratransit and microtransit aren't good for passengers or transit agencies alike.🤔Our Marketing Manager Niklas shares how the key to on-demand's success lies in commingling and trip brokering. 🥇Check out his article in @METROmagTweet: 😎 https://t.co/24swKddpwgRead More
Microtransit removes transit barriers - something Germany aims to do by 2022. 🇩🇪🔜But on-demand transit can do more than that. It can unlock Germany's true mobility potential and keep public transit relevant in the age of technology. 💪🚐📱Read More
Access to on-demand transit finally gives paratransit riders the option to make last-minute plans just like everyone else. 💪Part 2 of our series about the paratransit customer journey looks at 10 ways to automate booking, scheduling, and matching. 🔟Read More
RT @camigonz41: Tune in this Wednesday to learn more about On Demand Mobility! I'll be talking about how @EMT_Palma managed to launch a mix…Read More
What's wrong with paratransit and how can we make it better? 🧐Automated processes and self-serve tools can substantially improve both agencies' and riders' experience from registration and eligibility management to transit planning.📱🚐Read More
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Microtransit plays a crucial role in boosting the resilience of transit systems during shocks.It provides a safer environment ... ... so ridership doesn't decline as much as mass transit ... ... meaning it bounces back quicker!Read more here: https://t.co/F0OaTm99EURead More
Last week, @SpareLabs and AtB launched a new on-demand transportation service for seniors in #Trondheim, #Norway Norway.To learn more about Spare's #shared, #electric and #age-friendly specialized #transportation service, read our press release:Read More
An important lesson from the #BLMprotest is that it is our duty to fight for the causes we believe in. For @SpareLabs, that cause is making transit fair for everyone. Sometimes, we might get it wrong, but we will keep fighting, harder than ever before. 💪Read More
RT @JeromeMayaud: A race to the bottom? We @SpareLabs are using @transitapp data to understand how #publictransit can recover from the #COV…Read More
The lack of #reliable, #accessible, and #affordable service represents barriers for vulnerable populations to benefit from #publictransit as everyone else. 🚧#Technology is key to break down these barriers and here you can read how:Read More
#Paratransit is crucial to ensure every #Transit need is met but often inefficient and unsatisfying.Together with @CitibusLubbock and StarTran, @SpareLabs is introducing a commingling approach to flip how it gets delivered.Read our press release here:Read More
For the cost of two rides on typical #paratransit, you could offer those two rides powered by Spare Platform AND a monthly gym membership, three days of groceries, and a bouquet of flowers. 🤯How so? Tune into our webinar tomorrow at 1pm CT to find out! https://t.co/EBn6Q4XLdQRead More
Join us today at 11am PST to see @camigonz41 present at #GeoMob! She will be discussing about how Spare is helping cities move people through this pandemic. #geoinnovationRead More
RT @JeromeMayaud: "Many poor Americans can't afford to isolate themselves." Great to see @TheEconomist pick up on how poorer workers are at…Read More
Pause your Netflix and join us for Spare's first-ever micro-webinar! In this episode we look at #COVID19's impact on transit ridership around the world, what the #pandemic means for transit agencies and how on-demand #microtransit can help!Read More
RT @JeromeMayaud: Today @nytimes published an article showing how low-income workers continue to commute amid #COVID19, many days after hig…Read More
"The additional microtransit services powered by Spare allow DCTA to manage the number of riders on a vehicle, trace where riders have traveled, and with whom they have come in contact." Thanks @METROmagTweet for sharing how Spare can help during #COVID19Read More
We're proud to say that Denton (and surrounding area) now has a resilient transit solution that can support its communities through this crisis.Read More
Together, we expanded existing on-demand zones to cover a broader area and launched new zones to replace fixed-route bus lines. This was only possible due to the incredible team at DCTA. It is an honor for us to provide our technology in this partnership.Read More
Having safe, accessible transit is crucial for coping with #Covid19. This is why Spare and @RideDCTA teamed up to shift DCTA's network to be pandemic-ready. Read our press release here:Read More
How has #COVID19 impacted transit inequality? We use @transitapp #data on ridership decline to show that transit-dependent citizens continue to ride transit in many US cities. This means the most vulnerable have the highest risk of infection. Read more:Read More
40,000 German citizens are working on over 200 responses to the #COVID19 crisis in the largest Hackathon Germany has ever seen. We are happy to have you spinning off from our work and playing around with our Open API. 😉 @WirvsVirusHack @DoroBaer @AndiScheuer @BVG @MVG @vhhbusRead More
Your wealth, education and race determine your exposure to the #COVID19 virus on #publictransit. We used data hot off the @transitapp press to reveal the inequality of risk during this outbreak. https://t.co/zXyHQXyBUARead More
If you need any rapid response support, we at Spare would be glad to provide help. Feel free to reach out directly to our CEO Kristoffer Vik Hansen: [email protected] We’re here to help you.Read More
If you work at a transit agency that is already operating existing microtransit services, we would encourage you to reach out to those companies you are already working with locally.Read More
Use in-app technology to implement contact tracing, something that is difficult to do with fixed-route transit, in order to better understand the spread of the virus and intervene appropriately when infections are detected.Read More
Use microtransit to rapidly screen and test riders, and to promote good hygiene and responsible behaviour through educational ‘nudging’.Read More
Segment microtransit riders by their risk profile, thereby reducing the social mixing that exacerbates the spread of the virus.Read More
Decentralize the risk of transit and health systems collapsing due to worker absenteeism. Microtransit can help by having more resilience to outages than fixed-route transit.Read More
Shift away from moving lots of people to selectively moving the right people. One way to do this is to scale down mass transit and scale up microtransit.Read More
The new goal for agencies needs to be to slow the spread of the disease while leaving nobody behind. We want to flatten the curve, but at the same time need to ensure medical workers and essential personnel have safe transit to and from work. We break down 5 ways to do this:Read More
After extensive discussions with leading epidemiologists and transit agencies around the world, our team put together an action plan for transit agencies responding to COVID-19. We found a few key items that agencies should focus on (a thread): https://t.co/8MZkBEUoI3Read More
We're excited to release Part II of our data science blog series: 'Flipping Transit on Its Head'. In Part II we put theory into practice, using data from one of the largest on-demand microtransit services in the world. Read on to learn more 🚀. https://t.co/pZE0jeDPCzRead More
We're building the future of autonomous public transport. 🚀 Thanks, Intelligent Transport for covering our "Transportation as a Service" platform, launching in Norway and the Netherlands later this year. https://t.co/Ru4iLaLefhRead More
Come on a journey with us as we "pull the levers" of an on-demand transit system, and unravel cause and effect of our changes. How can we validate the changes we make? Data science, to the rescue! https://t.co/zRA3Qh860ARead More
We will be at #GoMobility2020 ! 🎉 Hear @camigonz41 speak about how on-demand transport can be integrated into transportation networks on March 12 at 14:20.Read More
A great interview with Ingjerd Jevnaker Straand from Halogen about the Saga consortium’s solution for the FABULOS Project.Spare will be the software platform that is handling the operations for this mixed traffic, autonomous project.Read More
@RideDCTA @csxyzzy Hi Carl, thanks for the feedback on your trip yesterday. This definitely doesn’t sound optimal and seems like a frusterating experience! We’d love to learn more and make sure this doesn’t happen again. We will DM.Read More
@camigonz41 will be at #GoMobility2020 next week presenting on how on-demand can be integrated into transportation networks.Make sure to check out her talk! https://t.co/CSGCpXvTzuRead More
One of the most interesting use cases we’ve seen for microtransit, the Ruter Aldersvennlig Transport (RAT), a shared door-to-door transportation service for people aged 67+, is continuing to expand its operations.Learn more about the service here:Read More
RT @joshuaandrews: Great chart showing the tremendous environmental opportunity of transportation. Sad to see so little movement thus far.…Read More