Shift Transit Has Overseen Record-Growth Since Assuming Operations of Program in April 2017
Recently Supported System’s 4th Expansion in 4 Years
Chicago, IL, September 17, 2020 — Today, Shift Transit, a leading mobility operations company, announced that following an extensive RFP process, Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) awarded it a 5-year contract to run the day-to-day operations of the Bike Share Toronto program.
The contract, awarded in April 2020, establishes Shift as Bike Share Toronto’s operator, a role which was filled through a memorandum of understanding for the last three years.
Responsibilities under the contract include station installations, bike and station maintenance, bike and station repair, rebalancing, customer care, and marketing and sales.
Most recently, Shift Transit supported Bike Share Toronto’s 4th expansion which added 1,850 new bicycles, 160 stations and 3,615 docking points to the already expansive network, growing the system to a total of 6,850 bikes, 625 stations, 12,000 docking points.
This represents a 35% increase to the current system footprint. This aligned strategically with the City’s ActiveTO initiative that focused on converting 50 km of additional quiet and biking street lanes.
“We are grateful to receive TPA’s vote of confidence with this 5-year contract,” said Eddie Inlow, CEO of Shift Transit. “Shift Transit is extremely proud to power one of the most successful bikesharing programs in North America and looks forward to continuing to work with TPA to further expand on the progress we’ve made over the last few years.”
The 2020 expansion also included the introduction of e-bikes into the fleet by way of a pilot program that includes 300 pedal assist e-bikes and 10 e-bike charging stations available for member use. The e-bikes will allow users to ride up to 25 kilometers per hour and travel up to 70 kilometers without a charge.