TransLink forms partnership with Modo Co-operative, Evo Car Share, and Mobi by Shaw Go

The goal is to make multimodal transportation more convenient

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      It's easy to think of car-sharing companies, the city's bike-sharing program, and TransLink as being in competition with one another.

      That's because they're all trying to gain a slice of consumers' transportation expenditures.

      But today, TransLink announced that it's formed a partnership with Evo Car Share, Modo Co-operative, and Mobi by Shaw Go. 

      The various transportation providers will examine the possibility of providing "bundled mobility services".

      “We’ve heard from people throughout Metro Vancouver that they want more options to get around the region and we believe this partnership creates an opportunity to explore how we help do that,” TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond said in a news release. “TransLink will continue to be on the forefront of exploring how we use new technology and new ideas to move people reliably, conveniently and sustainably.”

      The partnership arose out of TransLink's open innovation call seeking submissions on the future of mobility in Metro Vancouver.

      “Having access to multiple modes of active and sustainable transportation is key to reducing the number of private vehicles on our roads, while improving livability in our region,” Modo Co-operative CEO Patrick Nangle said in the news release. “This collaboration gives us a real opportunity to improve mobility access and convenience for our members and the community at large.”