Area residents looking to utilize public transportation services from the city of Round Rock may soon have a new public transit option: mobility on demand.

If approved, residents would be able to utilize the shared, point-to-point ride service starting mid-to-late June, Round Rock Transportation Director Gary Hudder said.

Services under consideration via a $6.25 million contract with zTrip, which officials will vote on March 23, would also offer curb-to-curb services for disabled riders. All riders would be able to use the point-to-point service, which would operate similarly to bus stops using designated system pickup and drop-off spots.

Funding for the proposal would come from the city's general fund and federal grant funds in an even split, Hudder said.

Riders would need to register with zTrip before booking rides, Round Rock Transit Coordinator Edna Johnson said. Once registered, riders could book by phone call, using the service's website or through the zTrip app. Each individual rider would have to register and pay fare to utilize the service, but there is no limit on party size outside of the physical constraints of the vehicle.

This comes as the city concluded work on its transit development plan update and implemented changes to its public transit system in January to balance a decrease in ridership with existing needs of residents.