New transportation app aims to improve access in Washtenaw County

CHELSEA, Mich. – A new mobile app hopes to fill transportation gaps across Washtenaw County.

Launched by Western-Washtenaw Area Value Express, or WAVE, and mobility solutions company MUVE, the app offers on-demand passenger reservations, fixed route planning, dispatch mapping and updates real-time information on the bus.

“By collaborating with MUVE, we can now support our community’s options for e-reservations on door-to-door and accessible fixed-route transit,” WAVE Executive Director Julia Roberts said in a statement. a statement.

“In addition to the onboarding of additional drivers, this new technology now allows us to offer a friendlier service and to experiment with extended on-demand service hours on weekdays, both earlier in the morning and later in the morning. afternoon, throughout our region.”

According to the MUVE website, users can do the following with the app:

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  • Specify accessibility needs for themselves or loved ones, for a safe and affordable mobility experience.

  • Easily book on demand or plan accessible rides, with door-to-door, arm-to-arm assistance, with drivers trained in sensitivity and able to help users of all abilities.

  • Take part in amazing community events and social inclusion initiatives.

  • Label accessible locations and help your community.

“Working with WAVE, we were able to create a high mobility standard for Washtenaw County that improves access, reliability, and inclusiveness in transportation solutions for people of all abilities,” co- MUVE founder and chief technology officer Anthony W. Shannon said in a statement.

“It’s a great example of how strategic alignment, cutting-edge technology and partnerships between public and private entities can help communities innovate in their mobility ecosystems.”

The GO MUVE app is available for download on iOS and Android.

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