Introducing Milpitas SMART & MoGo Morgan Hill Quick Ride.
Looking for a better way to cover that first/last mile to and from transit? How about if you just need a quick trip to a store that’s not on your transit route? Milpitas and Morgan Hill are filling that gap with two of the newest on-demand transit services available to riders in Santa Clara County!
On September 12th, the City of Milpitas launches Milpitas SMART – “Simple Mobile Access to Reliable Transit” – with on-demand transit company RideCo.
Milpitas SMART provides weekday service at its four designated “Transit Hubs”, hoping to boost riders’ access to transit and key city destinations. Riders can soon hail a ride to or from VTA’s Alder Station, the Milpitas Transit Center, Great Mall, and City Hall.
To book your first trip, download the “Milpitas SMART” app on your mobile device, Milpitas SMART app – Apple or Milpitas SMART app – Android or book online at book.smart.rideco.com. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and riders can book rides on the fly or as early as seven days in advance. You can learn more about this new program on the milpitas.gov/smart.
South County Too!
The City of Morgan Hill launches MoGo Morgan Hill Quick Ride Monday, September 19th also with RideCo.
MoGo offers citywide point-to-point service at select virtual stops, creating convenient first-mile/last-mile connections with the Morgan Hill Caltrain Station and VTA’s Route 68 and Rapid 568 stops, while also supplementing VTA’s Route 87.
You can find more info on this service on please visit www.mogomh.com. . To book your trip, download the “MoGo” app on your mobile device,( MoGo app – Apple or MoGo app – Android or book online at book.mogo.rideco.com. Hours of operation are Monday – Saturday from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., and riders can also book rides at the last minute or as early as seven days in advance.
These are two of several programs proudly funded this year by VTA’s 2016 Measure B Program, and VTA is excited to support the success of these pilot on-demand transit services. Congratulations to these two cities and the future riders who will benefit from having even more options to move around the county. We look forward to seeing transit ridership thrive all around!