RidePal is a bus service that focuses on corporate employers with a shared commuting service that can be offered as a perk to employees.
Several years back we covered San Francisco’s Wi-Drive bus service offering Bay Area workers a high-end luxury commute. Now targeting much the same part of the world, RidePal is a bus service that focuses on corporate employers with a shared commuting service that can be offered as a perk to employees. RidePal offers wifi-equipped commuter buses along with a ticketing, reservation and management platform. Employers can sponsor a commuting program in full, in part or not at all; and tax incentives apply. Either way, they pay only for the capacity they need, and a self-service web interface makes managing the details simple. Monthly minimum fees begin at USD 250 for companies with up to 50 employees. RidePal is currently inviting companies into its pilot program, and it provides shuttle services only for a limited number of riders. Commuters, meanwhile, can vote to have their routes included in future schedule planning; eventually they’ll be able to purchase tickets for themselves as well. Transportation entrepreneurs around the globe: one to emulate for the working – and commuting – masses near you? Spotted by: Murtaza Patel