For the uninitiated, a transit desert is an area where public transportation is beyond walking distance, and Spruce Grove is as guilty as any of designing transit deserts. Ford however, has developed a solution for this conundrum: the Ford Chariot shuttle.
This crowd-sourced shuttle is designed to transport people out of these transit deserts and to their nearest public transportation terminal. This not only helps to reduce traffic congestion, but also reduces our environmental impact as Ford claims every Chariot in service removes approximately 10 cars off the roads!
This incredible service is already in place in many major American cities such as New York, San Francisco, Detroit, Los Angeles, and many more. The Chariot transit shuttle service is also designed to be extremely affordable, with a flat rate of $4 USD. Plus, Chariot is fully compatible with programs like WageWorks and commuter checks, which allow riders to pay for services using their pre-tax wages.
Ford Chariot is also available for private events, such as holiday parties, weekend trips, and other such happenings. Business can even book regular Chariots to transport their employees to and from work!
Hailing a Chariot is also incredibly simple. All one would need to do is download the app, create an account, and choose between a monthly pass or pay-per-ride. Once your account is set up, choose your pick up and drop off points and Chariot will automatically find you a ride in that area. Once your ride arrives, your Chariot app will provide you with a two-digit confirmation code which you provide to the driver, and away you go!
Currently Ford’s Chariot services don’t operate in Canada, although with the ride in ride-sharing apps like Uber and Pogo CarShare, it’s certainly not inconceivable that Ford’s Chariot services won’t be far behind!
For more information on Ford’s Chariot shuttle service, visit the link here, or visit the official Chariot Homepage to learn more about this exciting transportation solution! If you also want to learn more about how Ford is changing public transportation right here in Spruce Grove, feel free to Contact Us anytime or visit our dealership on Highway 16A.