Ride-sharing is growing ever more popular, and one city in Texas is jumping on the trend by replacing its public bus service with on-demand commuter vans.

Arlington, Texas has swapped its city buses for 10 vans from Via, a ridesharing company based in New York.

Instead of taking a bus to stops along a prescribed route, Via vans transport passengers to their desired destination, as long as it's within a qualified service area.

The service promises to pick up passengers within a block or two of where they are, and will take them to popular spots like downtown and the city's entertainment district.

Rides cost a flat rate of $3, or riders can get a weekly pass for $10.

Responding to a CBS This Morning reporter's suggestion that buses and light rail trains are "passé", Arlington mayor Jeff Williams said, "Absolutely."

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