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November 26, 2013

Transportation aggregating app launches in D.C.

RideScout, touted as the "Kayak of ground transportation"is a free mobile app that connects users to public, private and social modes of transportation, has launched in Washington, D.C.

On the heels of a successful beta test this summer, app has several new features and expanded its partners including popular international taxi e-hailing service Hailo. Existing partners include car2go, Sidecar, Capital Bikeshare, Metro bus and rail, DC Circulator, ART, DASH, DC Pedicab and Alexandria Yellow Cab.

Recently added partners and in-app updates provide RideScout users with around-the-clock transportation options for the D.C. Metro area. New features include enhanced trip cost estimation, sorting ride options by cost or time, walking and biking routes with an estimation of calories burned, and improved social rideshare functionality.

"We chose Washington, D.C. as our first launch city because it has some of the worst traffic in the country while at the same time having one of the widest array of transportation options available," said Joseph Kopser, co-founder/CEO of RideScout. "The problem is people can't see and compare their options in real-time. RideScout solves that problem."

RideScout has been growing steadily prior to launch, with over 700% growth in active users since July 1, 2013.

RideScout is the only app that provides point-to-point trip planning services with public, private, and social ridesharing options in one view. The app has launched in D.C., but is available in any city where its national ride providers are available.

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