A new ride sharing project could be developed by Eau Claire Transit.
The Pilot Pass Program would allow people to request a ride on weekends, or weekdays after rush hour is over. The Transit says the idea is a response to periodic low ridership leaving empty busses driving their routes. Eau Claire Transit Manager Ty Fadness says there isn’t an estimated cost yet to get the project going, but it would use American Rescue Plan Act funding. Planning is still in early stages, and the Transit will be asking for public feedback. Last year, Eau Claire Transit saw the largest number of riders in a single year since the pandemic.