Wednesday, July 2, 2014

RideScout Expands to New York City


RideScout, a start-up app that got its start in Austin Texas, launched in New York City in mid-June along with dozens of other cities after receiving a massive investment from venture capitalists.

The self-proclaimed “Kayak for ground transportation” aggregates all ground transportation options in a metropolitan region so users can compare and get the best deal.

The free app is available in Android and iPhone markets, and provides real-time updates on cost, availability and travel time for more than a dozen public and private ways to get around, including MTA bus, MTA subway, Metro-North, Tappan Zee Express, Long Island Railroad, NJ Transit, Bee-Line Bus, Long Island Bus, PATH, Zipcar, Carpingo Carshare, Hailo Taxis, Gett Black Car Service, Bandwagon, Citibike, Parking Panda, and Amtrak. Interestingly enough, this roster of transportation options does not include Uber, reportedly at Uber's discretion.

RideScout's official launch was at the Northside Festival in Brooklyn, New York, and the location and timing indicates a young and transient target market.

In February, RideScout won an award from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Data Innovation Challenge in the category of Transportation Access.

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