Moovit Partners with Wroute to Offer More Sustainable Transit Options in the Greater Toronto Area
Residents of Guelph, Burlington, and the Waterloo Region now have access to a full picture of urban mobility options within the world’s #1 urban mobility app.
San Francisco, CA, USA – February 27, 2019
Commuting just got even easier for Guelph, Burlington, and the Waterloo Region residents as Moovit, a leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) provider and the world’s #1 urban mobility app, has added Wroute Inc.’s sustainable zero emission passenger service options to its app thanks to a new partnership. In addition to traditional transit options, commuters can now access Wroute’s fixed-route transit services within the free Moovit app, giving them convenient and more efficient travel options that save them time and reduce their need for a private car as a first or last mile solution.
Alternative transport services to buses and trains are a critical component in any MaaS provider. The inclusion of multiple mobility options, or “multi-modality” of Moovit expands the convenience and cost-effectiveness of public transit for riders everywhere. The wide range of fixed route services powered by Wroute enables riders in Greater Toronto to tailor their commutes to their time and their terms, often resulting in shorter journey times. Wroute’s zero emission luxury SUV options are a more environmentally-friendly solution than people driving their own cars By using Wroute, commuters help ease traffic congestion and reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
Moovit simplifies the urban mobility for more than 350 million users all around the world, making getting around town via public transport and additional multi-modal services easier and more convenient. Moovit offers travelers a real-time picture, including the best route for the journey, service alerts, and get off notifications, including over 35 cities across Canada.
“For many people living in smaller cities, there is a lack of frequent and reliable public transit services, so many commuters still use their own car. This creates congestion and pollution,” said VP Global Communications Steve Swasey. “Now, using Moovit, commuters can easily find information for not only traditional forms of public transport, but this mixed with innovative alternative travel options like Wroute, so that they can have a real-time picture, including the best route, for their journey.”
“ Our aim is to provide sustainable transportation that fills in gaps among conventional services and empowers people to choose being a passenger more often,” said Wroute founder and President Jason Hammond. “Our sustainable fixed route options will be supplemented by Moovit’s comprehensive urban mobility options to ensure our users have the most convenient service possible. ”
Launched in September 2018, the first offering from Wroute was a high frequency, non-stop service between Guelph and Kitchener, expanding in January 2019 to serve Waterloo Region International Airport, Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, University of Guelph, Aldershot GO Station and Burlington’s Mapleview Shopping Centre.
Moovit (www.moovit.com) is a leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) provider and the world’s #1 urban mobility app. Moovit simplifies your urban mobility all around the world, making getting around town via transit easier and more convenient. By combining information from public transit operators and authorities with live information from the user community, Moovit offers travelers a real-time picture, including the best route for the journey. Named Best Local App by Google in 2016, finalist for Google’s Build for Billions category in 2018 and one of Apple’s Best Apps of 2017, Moovit launched in 2012 and now has 350 million users.
Moovit amasses up to four billion anonymous data points a day to add to the world’s largest repository of transit data. The data gathering is aided by Moovit’s network of more than 550,000 local editors called “M ooviters. ” These passionate users help map and maintain local transit information in cities that would otherwise be unserved. Mooviters account for 65 percent of the hundreds of cities Moovit opens every year and make Moovit the Wikipedia of Transit.
Moovit is an early pioneer of Mobility as a Service (MaaS). The company helps people change the way they consume mobility by fully integrating other forms of transport, such as local bicycle services, into its app. In 2017 Moovit launched its suite of MaaS solutions to help cities, governments and transit operators improve urban mobility in their cities.
Moovit is available for free on i OS, Android and the Web in more than 2,700 cities, across 88 countries, and can be used in 44 languages. More than 100 cities and global events, including Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics, have made Moovit their official transit app.
Moovit Media Contact
Kate Azima, Global Marketing and Communications Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Wroute Inc
Founded in 2017, Wroute Inc. ( pronounced “root”) envisions a transportation system that empowers passengers, allowing them to make their journeys a part of shaping a brighter future.
Wroute offers a station-based passenger service connecting Waterloo Region, Guelph and Burlington using Tesla Model X 100D all-electric vehicles. With hundreds of departures every week, passengers can conveniently fit a Wroute trip into their busy lives. Staff drivers operate municipally regulated and licenced vehicles at set prices, providing more choice and greater reliability for passengers. To learn more about Wroute and the service schedule, please visit us at www.wroute.com, watch our announcement video, become a fan on facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram .
Wroute Inc Media Contact
Holly Janenko, Marketing and Communications Manager, email@example.com