Remember the days of the Dillo? We have fond memories of 2008 and before, when the Dillo service was still trolleying about downtown Austin, helping those in need of a short ride across our little downtown. And then the Dillo died in October of 2009, and we all quietly mourned the loss.
And then….free, short distance shuttle rides were reborn…in the form of the The Ridescout Route.
The Ridescout Route is simply this:
The RideScout Route is a free, convenient, hop-on / hop-off shuttle that serves the heart of downtown Austin. Conversations with the local community and the City of Austin, supported by MobilityATX data, revealed a need for more reliable east to west transportation options.
Our fixed-route pilot program, in partnership with Electric Cab, solves that need with a series of open-air electric cabs.
The route is currently pretty small (a bit smaller than the Dillo routes of yore), but it’s only a pilot program, and we hope to see expansion if the pilot proves successful.
The shuttles run every 5-10 minutes on weekdays from 7am-1pm.
Learn more about the Ridescout Route and the Ridescout App here.
[Hat tip to Jace Deloney for sharing!]
— Jace Deloney (@JaceDeloney) June 24, 2015