Arlington Experiments With Uber-Like Public Transit

June 5, 2018

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If you live in the Arlington area, you might have seen these type of cars going around the city. 

As you know, Arlington is the largest city in America without a public transportation system. Though, city leaders has been experimenting with this Uber-like system that may change the public transportation system.

City of Arlington has partnered up with Via and within 6 months into the experiment, they have completed more than 28,000 rides. All you have to do is download the Via app and sign up. Fares start around $3 and it is rideshareing, meaning it can hold up to 6 people at a time, with 10 Mercedez vans going around.

So far, the hot spots have been around the UT Arlington area, as well as, CentrePort Station and the Walmart near AT&T Stadium. City leaders are hoping to expand transportation south of I-20 and include the Parks Mall area.

 

Marco A. Salinas

WFAA