Via, St. Louis Metro partner for on-demand service

Dive Brief:
Mobility solutions company Via and St. Louis Metro Transit (Metro) launched on Monday an on-demand transit service, Via Metro STL, in North and Southwest St. Louis County.

Transit riders in the two service areas can hail a shared ride through the Via app to any of the designated transit stops (detailed in the image below). Service will be free through August, after which Via Metro STL rides will cost $2.

To keep riders safe amid the coronavirus pandemic, Via said it provides a wellness check with every ride booking; asks riders to wear masks; limits the capacity in each vehicle; enables contactless payment through the app; has installed plastic partitions in all of its vehicles; and cleans each vehicle “thoroughly” throughout the day.