Scott Sosnowski on Hybrid Transit ModelsScott Sosnowski, Chief Sales Officer
The hybrid delivery model – or integrator model as we refer to it at MV Transportation – is a viable alternative to dedicated fleet deployment against today’s transit needs. The hybrid delivery model can help transit agencies do more with less, effectively allowing them to shutter portions of their service that may be less cost effective or less efficient for their ridership, and replace them with more flexible on-demand types of services.
When properly implemented, this model can also help agencies and communities increase transit equity when deployed to underserved areas. As transit seeks to connect people with jobs and city services, hybrid solutions can promote economic growth or access to critical services that didn’t exist before, even while reducing costs. Ultimately, the hybrid model can help cities attract additional transit ridership along with increasing efficiency of operations.
However, it’s essential to remember that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to implementing a hybrid delivery model. With the right integrator partner – such as MV – agencies can unlock the true potential in their transit resources and align that potential with rider expectations and increasing demands.
MV has been working to develop this hybrid approach for several years as a core component of our long-term strategy. As the availability of enabling technology increases, our customer’s pace of adoption and deployment has increased right along with it. We are actively engaged with a number of agency customers to help them reimagine their transit offerings through the use of these exciting new models.