LOGAN – Cache Valley Transit District is launching their new transportation service, POOL, on Monday, February 6.
POOL is a customizable transportation option, initially available in Providence, Millville, River Heights, Cliffside, and portions of Logan.
The fare-free bus system is eliminating bus routes 3, 10, 13 and 14 and adding this preferred service.
“We are cutting out some of our routes because of low ridership and adding a more personalized option for people in low utilized areas,” said Matt McEwen, CVTD compliance supervisor. “Riders call a day before or sometimes the same day and schedule someone to pick them up or use the app to schedule a pick up time and place.”
The transit company is using a smaller more efficient Ford Transit equipped with wheelchair tiedowns and individual seats to pick up riders.
“The POOL vans will pick up riders and take them to a bus stop or specific transfer locations,” he said. “One of those locations is the transit center where they can catch another bus.”
The vans are different looking then the busses or para transit busses. They look almost like a heavy duty minivan wrapped with signage.
CVTD’s POOL is using technology to better serve the community. CVTD recognizes that a fixed route does not always accommodate peoples’ schedules and needs—POOL’s adaptability will make public transportation easier to use and more accessible.
Since it was established in 1992, Cache Valley Transit District has been committed to helping their community arrive at their destinations. Completing over 5300 trips every day, CVTD is one of Utah’s first zero-fair transit systems that helps residents connect with the people and places that matter most.
Users can experience this on-demand special service using the new POOL app, which can be downloaded at: www.cvtdbus.org/pool. Riders will be able to schedule a pickup on-demand to stops within the POOL zone.