Via Ride Share

Via Ride Share

After the regional transit authority canceled key bus routes in two neighborhoods, Jersey City took its transportation needs into its own hands. Via worked closely with Mayor Steven Fulop’s team, ward leaders, and city transit planners to design and implement Via Jersey City to improve mobility and complement existing transit. The addition of an on-demand transportation option improved accessibility for all riders. Additionally,  providing greater connectivity to light rails and major downtown employment centers.

Via Jersey City launched in February 2020 with a fleet that included electric vehicles. Recognizing that the City’s central wards are already well-served by transit, Via designed an innovative service model: riders may book trips to or from these wards, but not within them. This model helps limit the replication of trips that can be served by PATH, light rail, and existing bus routes. This ensures Via Jersey City complements — rather than competes with — existing options. In September 2020, the service expanded by almost doubling its fleet size to address the growth in demand and social distancing requirements amid the global pandemic.

Fast Facts

-Like a rideshare, but better. Get on-demand, convenient, and affordable rides just about anywhere in Jersey City.

-Price: Individual rides between the Outer Zone and the Central Zone are $2. Rides within the Outer zone are $2 +50 cents per mile.

-Service hours: Monday to Friday 6:00am-10:00pm and Saturday 8:00am-10:00pm

-Guests are recommended to download the app, enter your pickup and drop off address.  Choose the ride that works for you by tapping Book This Ride. Then check the app to see where to meet the driver.

-Guests without a smartphone can book a ride by calling 201-514-6637.

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Map of jersey city that highlights where Via Ride Share operates with text; "Via operates Monday-Friday 6am to 10pm in the service area outlined on the map. You can ride between the Central Zone and Outer Zone but you cant ride within the central zone Purple van with the Jersey City logo on the side

 

 

 

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