6 November 2019 (Mesquite, Texas) — Spare, the world leader in on-demand transportation services, this week launched a new partnership with STAR Transit to deploy on-demand, shared ride transit in Mesquite and Terrell Texas. The service, called STARNow, is available today and is designed to complement the existing transit services provided by STAR Transit and to provide transit users a new efficient, affordable, and sustainable option for transportation.

”Increasing our service options along with the inclusion of technology has been a priority for STAR Transit and a request from our partners and riders,” said Tommy Henricks, STAR Transit Executive Director. “With the expansion of Micro-transit service in Mesquite and Terrell we are meeting the evolving transportation needs of our current riders and offering new and innovative options for potential riders.”

The service is available by downloading the STARNow app, available on both iOS and Android.  Riders of the service can book trips on-demand and a STARNow vehicle will be dispatched using Spare’s advanced algorithms to pick them up in real time.  STARNow will then pool other passengers going in a similar direction to maximize the efficiency of the service, while providing an exceptional rider experience for all people onboard.  Using the service, riders will receive a quick and efficient shared ride to their destination of choice, without any lengthy detour or an inconvenient schedule.

“STARNow is just the beginning of a mobility transformation happening in the area and demonstrates how transportation systems around the world are transforming with new technology,” said Kristoffer Vik Hansen, CEO of Spare. “We’re incredibly excited to work with STAR Transit to bring a fantastic new transportation option to the people in Mesquite and Terrell.”

Trusted across four continents and counting, Spare Platform enables cities and transportation operators to plan, launch, operate, and analyze the next generation of mobility services quickly and effectively, including integrated on-demand and fixed route transit systems. Some of the world's largest cities are using Spare Platform as a core piece of the city’s transportation infrastructure to build next generation transit systems - like Dallas, Texas, which was named APTA's most innovative transit system in North America for 2019. To learn more about Spare, visit https://sparelabs.com

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