CharterUP unveiled a service to help companies seamlessly charter buses that can bring their employees back to work safely. Building on CharterUP’s foundational bus reservation platform, this new offering allows organizations to request and book private shuttles that support a variety of safety parameters, including social distancing requirements, face masks, and temperature checks. Unlike public transit or traditional ridesharing services, this model fosters controlled commuting environments so employees can get to work as safely as possible as the economy re-opens and the country adjusts to a post-COVID-19 era.
CharterUP was founded in 2017 with a mission to enhance end-to-end charter bus experiences, from reservations to rides. The company’s dynamic platform offers real-time insight into availability, dispatch, and location information – enabling customers to not only secure buses within seconds, but also monitor rider status throughout their journeys. With more than 1,000 private bus operators using the platform, CharterUP offers organizations compatible rider options at the most competitive prices.
Since the onset of COVID-19, CharterUP has seen a 1200% increase in demand for corporate shuttles. Not only does CharterUP offer a safer, more controlled commuting option for employees, it also shortens travel time. By leveraging GPS, traffic, and ridership data, CharterUP’s AI-enabled platform continuously optimizes routes to ensure riders get from Point A to Point B as efficiently as possible. More than 500 U.S. companies, including Walmart, Spirit Airlines, and FedEx, rely on CharterUP for their bus charters.
CharterUP’s new offering includes:
- Route optimization functionality to assist with employee pick-up and drop-off, as well as coordinated travel to the office. Times and virtual stops are dynamic and can be modified at any time.
- A web app for riders so they can secure real-time insight into bus location and status, as well as report on any safety violations.
- Oversight of rider safety measures based on employer preferences; measures can include guidelines for social distancing, facial masks, and temperature checks.