Local startup brings carpooling to Philadelphia commuters

    Philadelphia students and organizations are jumping on board Ridearoo, a local start up that can pair riders and drivers together, within an organization.

    Many of us are familiar with  PhillyCarShare and its competition, Zipcar. But without carpool lanes, the benefit of taking group ride-shares to the next level, for the sake of a quicker trip is lost on local commuters. Luckily, there’s always the bottom line to get Philadelphians tuned in to a new idea.

    Ridearoo, the latest in transportation cooperation is even more communal than we’re accustomed, and its a way that some locals have found to save money on their daily travels.

    Andy Guy and Aksel Gungor, Ridearoo co-founders and Drexel grads, launched the ride-share web application in 2010. Today, it’s being used predominately by students in the area.

    According to the Ridearoo website, the program works best for groups with over 400 individuals, since each ride-share system is customized and secure, within each organization. The site even touts how the service can help track CO2 emissions and reduce the carbon footprint of participating organization’s.

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