Transportation Aggregator App RideScout Launches In San Francisco

With the launch of new transportation options popping up in many cities around the country, as well as the digitization of public transit schedules, there are more apps than ever for citygoers to use when they want to get from Point A to Point B.

RideScout seeks to simplify those options, with an app that aggregates multiple options for getting around a city all in one place.

So far, the app has been available in Austin and Washington, D.C., but it’s launching in San Francisco today to give users a view of public and private transit options in the city. In the Bay Area, RideScout highlights options that include Sidecar, Silvercar, Muni, BART, Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit, AC Transit, Blue & Gold Fleet, Baylink Ferry, SamTrans, Flywheel, City CarShare, Bay Area Bike Share, and Scoot.

With those partners on board, users can find transportation options for going between points by bus, train, or car — whether that’s one that’s rented or one that’s been hired. The app allows users to search based on speed and price, among other filters.

RideScout also provides walking or driving directions, and it even integrates with Parking Panda to enable users to get a view into nearby parking options when they arrive.

RideScout might not have all the available options in any given city — it’s still looking to sign up big on-demand transportation providers like Uber and Lyft, for example — but it’s a near-comprehensive look into the real-time availability of many public and private transport services.