RideLink App Connects TransLink, Mobi Bikes, Carshare Services

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TransLink, Modo, Evo, and Mobi by Rogers are testing a new app called RideLink that will bring together transit, carshare, and bikeshare services. The app aims to make planning, booking, and paying for trips easier and more convenient. 

RideLink App
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RideLink App

Currently available to a limited number of people for a trial period, it will eliminate the need for using several different apps or websites to provide a truly multi-modal experience. The RideLink App will also help with:

  • Trip planning with transit, carshare, and bikeshare options with real-time information about vehicle and bike locations.   
  • Simple booking and payments for carshare and bikeshare services. 
  • Easy registration for Evo, Modo, and Mobi Bike services. 
  • An upgraded Compass Card to tap into transit, Evo, and Modo vehicles as well as Mobi Bikes at bikeshare stations.  

With over 200,000 registered users of bikeshare and carshare in Metro Vancouver, this new app will allow users to easily transfer between transit and each mode, with the goal of encouraging even more users to consider multi-modal journeys.  

As part of the next phase of the trial, TransLink is accepting applications for 1,300 people to test the new multi-modal app. Feedback will be gathered from participants over a one-year period on the usability and ease of integration between the services.

This feedback will determine whether the app will become permanent in the future.  

“People will consider multi-modal transportation much more often if they can use one single app to plan, book and pay for their travel throughout the city, instead of needing to consult with several different apps to figure out where to sign up for a bike, or find a carshare that connects to the transit system,” says Kevin Quinn, TransLink CEO.

“This is the first step in creating a truly seamless multi-modal experience and decreasing reliance on car ownership.”  

TransLink’s partnership with Modo, Evo, and Mobi came out of the inaugural Open Call for Innovation in June 2018, with the intention of making multimodal travel more convenient and seamless.

To be eligible to participate in the trial, applicants must be at least 19 years old, have a valid driver’s licence, a valid credit card, and a smartphone. Those who are interested in using multiple mobility services are more likely to be selected for the trial.

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