LOS ANGELES –Metrolink, southern California’s regional passenger rail service, today announced a marketing partnership with mobility solutions company Moovit to help riders calculate the best route for each journey. The Moovit app uses official as well as crowdsourced information, offering users quick, convenient trip planning options including Metrolink, light rail, buses, scooters and on-demand ride services, such as Uber and Lyft.
“We want to make it easier for people to use Metrolink as a part of their daily lives – for commuting as well as leisure travel,” said Metrolink Director of Marketing and Partnerships Monica Bouldin. “Moovit helps people plan their entire trip – which includes connections to other transit services so they can get where they need to go without using their cars.”
Moovit users receive current information so they know exactly when their bus or train is arriving, a Live Directions feature with Get Off Alerts to provide step-by-step guidance for the entire journey, and Service Alerts so they can avoid delays and better-plan their journey.
Moovit also incorporates accessibility features to help persons with disabilities use public transportation easily. The app has screen reading features for low vision users, including TalkBack/VoiceOver capabilities, identifies wheelchair-accessible routes and stations, and calculates step-free routes. Moovit’s app is also designed with optimized menus and buttons for those with hand-motor disabilities.
“Public transit is an essential component of any sustainable urban transportation system,” said Yovav Meydad, Moovit’s Chief Growth and Marketing Officer. “Precise trip planning information helps riders avoid delays and lessen waiting times, making it more attractive. We are excited to be working with Metrolink to make the journey experience more efficient and convenient.”
Metrolink is southern California's regional passenger rail service providing reliable, safe, affordable and environmentally sustainable transportation that connects people, communities and businesses of southern California to greater opportunity. The Agency’s 538 miles of track and 62 stations across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties serve as an essential link in the region’s mobility network, enabling people to connect to their jobs and explore all that the region has to offer. Prior to the pandemic, Metrolink had nearly 12 million annual boardings from people who choose to ride the train to avoid gridlock, removing an estimated 9.3 million vehicles from the roads and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 130,000 metric tons each year with its fleet of Tier 4 locomotives.
Moovit (www.moovit.com), an Intel company, is a leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions provider and the creator of the #1 urban mobility app. Moovit was acquired by Intel in 2020 to join forces with Mobileye and advance its MaaS strategy. Together, Moovit and Mobileye will accelerate the global adoption of autonomous transportation. Moovit’s iOS, Android, and Web apps guide people in getting around town effectively and conveniently, using any mode of transport. Introduced in 2012, it now serves over 1 billion users in more than 3,400 cities across 112 countries.