Bus

Transportation aggregating app launches in D.C.

Posted on November 26, 2013

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.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Last chance to apply for METRO's Innovative Solutions Awards

This is a great opportunity to highlight the successes of your bus operation or company.

Renewable natural gas on-road fuel use reaches historic high

Over the last five years, RNG use as a transportation fuel has increased 577%, displacing over seven million tons of carbon dioxide equivalen.

TRE creates link to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Created in conjunction with DART, Trinity Metro, and the airport, the system replaces the existing shuttle that connects CentrePort passengers.

CCW to install TriMet driver protection system units

Will allow drivers to feel confident in driving their route while still being able to connect and interact with their passengers.

Valley Metro adding 24 more New Flyer CNG buses

Seventy percent of the vehicles in the Valley Metro fleet are powered by natural gas to support local clean air initiatives.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation