City of Lone Tree’s Unique Micro Transit Partnership with Uber Provides Thousands of Rides

More than 13,000 rides provided during first year of Link On Demand

More than 13,000 rides provided during first year of Link On Demand

In an effort to expand mobility options and provide a multi-modal transportation network, the City of Lone Tree partnered with Uber in August 2017 to pilot a unique, on-demand micro transit program to provide the community free door-to-door rides within City limits. During its year-long pilot phase, Link On Demand provided more than 13,000 rides in Lone Tree.

“Our commitment to a visionary transportation network pushed us to think outside the box, and that’s how we became the first city in the nation to form this type of partnership with Uber,” said Lone Tree Mayor Jackie Millet.  “We know how important it is for our community to have more transportation options, and we are very pleased to see how many residents, employees and visitors are taking advantage of this service.”

Every month, Link On Demand provides more than a thousand rides to major employers like Charles Schwab, Sky Ridge Medical Center and Park Meadows Retail Resort, as well as the library, recreation center and Lone Tree Arts Center.

Link On Demand, which can only be accessed through the Uber app, is available daily.  Anyone requesting a ride through the Uber app with a pick up location and destination within the City limits will see the free Link On Demand option.

“Congestion reduction and transportation options are a top priority for our residents and businesses,” said Millet. “By partnering with corporations like Uber, our efforts to become a national model for our next generation transportation network are amplified, allowing us to optimize the infrastructure we already have.”

Although riders use the standard Uber app to book their rides, they are picked up in one of the City’s branded 12-passenger shuttles driven by professional drivers.  In addition, these shuttles are wheelchair accessible, have bike racks and are kid-friendly.  The higher capacity vehicle allows ride-sharing on a more significant scale to eliminate vehicle trips and reduce congestion. For more information, click here.