INNISFIL, Ont. — The town of Innisfil estimates an experimental transit partnership with Uber is saving the municipality more than $8 million per year compared to what an equivalent door-to-door bus service would cost.
Innisfil turned to the ride-hailing company last year as an alternative to a traditional public transit system.
The town and company say 3,400 users have completed more than 26,700 trips in the first eight months of the program.
Innisfil subsidizes the cost of rides for its residents with Uber Canada, offering flat rates to certain public hubs and a discount for travel anywhere else within the community. Flat-rate trips include those to the recreational complex and town hall, while lifts to and from regional GO Transit bus stops.
The town says it has signed a deal with Uber to expand their partnership by adding two new flat fare destinations.
Rides to the Innisfil ideaLAB and Library as well as the South Innisfil Community Centre will be $3.