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BART Strike: Apps that Provide Alternative Commute Options

July 1, 2013
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Stranded because of the BART strike?  These innovative apps are changing our view of commuting and ridesharing.  Check out these awesome ways to help your commute.

Avego: Ridesharing App

Available for: IPhone and Android
What does it do: Avego allows you to find other commuters with whom you can carpool.  You’ll help the environment and reduce traffic by carpooling with others, plus you’ll get to use that coveted carpool lane.

Sidecar: Alternative taxi service

Available for: IPhone and Android
What does it do: Sidecar’s app matches local drivers with nearby passengers.  This alternative taxi offers a laid-back car-sharing experience.  During the strike, Sidecar has offered its drivers increased perks to encourage mass participation.  The company is not taking its usual cut of passenger donations and is holding additional trainings throughout the week.

Lyft: Alternative taxi service

Available for: IPhone and Android
What does it do: Lyft’s tagline is “Your friend with a car.”  Lyft is an unofficial taxi service that connects consumers with local drivers.  Each pink mustachioed car holds a friendly local driver who’ll greet you with a fist bump.

Uber: Alternative taxi service

Available for: IPhone and Android
What does it do:  Uber is an alternative taxi service where users can order and pay for black towncars through an app.

 

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