The town of Cochrane, AB, was faced with ongoing challenges with their public transportation. After researching solutions, they discovered significant issues with their conventional transit model due to the length of the routes, combined with the number of routes needed to service demand. They were left with an unviable, financially draining option for a town its size. Cochrane researched programs like Uber, subsidized taxis, and autonomous transport, searching for a suitable replacement that was cost-effective, user friendly, and adaptable.
In partnership with SOUTHLAND Transportation, a Division of the Pacific Western Group of Companies, the Town of Cochrane chose to implement an innovative and unique solution to their transit problem, Cochrane On Demand Local Transit (COLT).