carpool

  • Lyft now lets riders add an extra stop to their trips

    Lyft now lets riders add an extra stop to their trips

    Lyft is giving riders a way to make a multi-stop trip, letting them use the Lyft app to add an extra destination for two-stop trips. The logic is simple: With more users, especially city-dwellers, tapping ride-sharing and on-demand services in place of owning a vehicle, it’s more likely they’ll want some flexibility in how those trips are routed, since a multi-errand excursion is… Read More

  • Regulators order environmental impact study of Lyft Line and UberPOOL

    Regulators order environmental impact study of Lyft Line and UberPOOL

    Remember when a California regulatory agency tried to shut down carpooling services like UberPOOL and Lyft Line throughout the state? Well, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Two years after its initial threats, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has decided that the services are legal and can continue to operate. However, the CPUC has ordered Uber and Lyft to provide specifics… Read More

  • Lyft gets back to Zimride roots with Lyft Carpool

    Lyft gets back to Zimride roots with Lyft Carpool

    Back in 2007 co-founders John Zimmer and Logan Green envisioned a new kind of mass transportation carpooling system connecting riders and drivers across the nation. They called it Zimride. But it turned out a lot more people wanted to get around the city than wanted to go the distance and the parent company was supplanted with something pinker and fuzzier a few years later. Lyft now wants you… Read More

  • 10 Carpooling Apps To Take This Weekend In San Francisco That Aren’t Uber

    Let’s all agree that public transportation in San Francisco is not the greatest, but there’s plenty more ways to get about town and not all of them include clicking on UberPOOL. Here we present a handful of startups in San Francisco hoping to make your commute easier than MUNI and cleaner and cheaper¬†than Uber and Lyft. *H/T to 7×7 for first compiling a number of the… Read More

  • Avego Debuts go520 Mobile App In Seattle To Encourage Carpooling, Ease Traffic

    A company that provides software and services to the transportation industry, Avego, introduced a pilot program called go520 in Seattle today, to match drivers who have empty seats in their vehicles to carpoolers on their route, using an app for iPhone and other GPS-enabled smartphones. The project could do for commuters what Cabulous and Uber have begun to do for taxi drivers and their… Read More