New Prague Times: MnDOT launches multi-modal rural trip planner test pilot

EXCERPT: “The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) launched a $1.9 million test pilot that aims to improve public transportation needs across western and southern rural Minnesota. If the test pilot goes well, it could be expanded state-wide and improved upon. ‘This is a huge step forward for rural transit agencies to provide trip planning and payment systems for their riders. Traditionally, it has been very difficult for these agencies to adopt this technology as it has primarily been designed for urban transit systems with fixed routes,’ said MnDOT’s Greater Minnesota Shared Mobility Program Coordinator Elliot McFadden. ” FULL STORY: