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News - November 18, 2022

On-demand city shuttle system set for spring debut

New Palo Alto system will allow users to book rides through apps, phone calls

by Gennady Sheyner

Fueled by a regional grant, Palo Alto's new on-demand shuttle system is now set to hit the streets this spring.

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Posted by Mondoman
a resident of Green Acres
on Nov 15, 2022 at 2:03 pm

Mondoman is a registered user.

Seems like the devil will be in the details: "catch the vehicle within walking distance of their desired location". "Walking distance" will vary from person to person, and if it's much further than a Lyft/Uber would make you walk, ridership will suffer. Hoping for the best, though!

Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 15, 2022 at 5:39 pm

Bystander is a registered user.

How is this going to work for high school students?

Gunn gets a VTA route. Paly used to be served by the shuttle and it was very popular particularly after school with students not always being able to get on a crowded shuttle. How will students from south Palo Alto get to Paly (as far south as the Paly boundary)? How will it work for all the students who want to get home after school? What will the fare be for school kids who use it on a twice daily basis?

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