WeGoers have been clamoring for an advanced booking feature just like this. Now, you can start ridesharing with more confidence knowing that you’ve already booked your ride home later in the day or week. The app will even remind you about your upcoming booked rides beforehand! So go ahead, book a ride today and tell us what you think.
The World Dictionary online says it means: “to travel some distance regularly between one’s home and one’s place of work.”
Commuter transportation wonks use this definition 99% of the time to refer to the traveling that most of us do to get to and from work. But after years of working in the transportation field across the country, I’ve learned that not everyone thinks of their “commute” this way.
A great article from our friends at Work Petaluma. The WeGo Team recently used this space for a mini-retreat to dream about the future of ridesharing. If you haven’t already, check it out this awesome shared workspace right here in Sonoma County! Looks like the folks at Work share our vision for improving life by choosing to drive alone less and share more.
What’s on your list of life goals? Spend more time with family, save money, create a more satisfying career? For years my husband spent way too much time on the road commuting to offices all over the Bay Area. It’s hard to be home in time for dinner when you’re stuck in bumper to bumper traffic, again!
Then one day we stopped to add it up: One day of commuting to San Francisco =
2-3 hours of lost time (out of an already too busy day)
$44 of gas and auto maintenance ($0.555/mile - IRS reimbursement)
$6 bridge toll
$20 parking fee
Multiply that by four days a week and in one month you’re talking 40 hours of lost time and over $1,000 in car costs! WOW! -The Trust Cost of Commuting
Avego charges riders $.20 per mile per seat, and pays that amount to the drivers. This is a nominal fee compared to the other services. Steinberg stated that he has no opinion on whether the ridesharing services such as SideCar are unregulated taxi cabs, but he did state he’s quite certain they are not rideshares, because rideshares aren’t operated for a profit.
There’s been some confusion in the market recently as a number of apps for hailing taxicab-like services have been making news as they are being prosecuted for violation of local and state laws on commercial transport services. So, what is the difference between these companies and Avego? Why does Avego come under the new definition of ridesharing, and these companies do not?