Sameride Connects Commuters for On-Demand Carpool on Express Lanes
WASHINGTON, DC, October 26, 2017– Sameride Commute announced today a new solution for on-demand carpool on express lanes. It is available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices and takes advantage of smartphone and communication technology to create new slugging routes to connect commuters for ridesharing.
Slugging, or “casual carpooling,” allows commuters (drivers and passengers) to take advantage of HOV and HOT express lanes along the I-95/495/395 corridors for faster and more cost-effective commutes. This mutual benefit created the long-standing slugging communities and current sluglines. However, many have tried to establish new sluglines but have not been able to sustain them with limited commuters. With a mobile solution, fewer commuters are needed. Plus, commuters are able to plan in advance when to start the commute and make sure there is a carpool available for their route.
With Sameride Commute solution, using iPhone, Android or Windows Phone device, commuters will be able to create new slugging routes with a lower concentration of commuters. Drivers and riders can define new slugging routes, create awareness of new pickup and drop-off locations, and ensure availability of riders and drivers.
Sameride Commute also solves issues that have prevented many from participating in the current slugging process. With the current process, the wait time in a slugline is unpredictable and may result in not finding a driver or passengers to the desired destination at all. Current sluglines are active during a narrow time window of peak traffic congestion. Sameride removes these limitations to extend real-time ridesharing to commuters not currently using a carpool or rideshare option, increasing the number of carpool and rideshare participants.
Sameride Commute is a team of commuters who are sluggers, software developers, designers and transportation professionals that are united around the goal to bring technological innovations into commuting. Sameride Commute helps drivers and passengers to find each other for shared commute.
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