Tag Archives: smartphone app

Mercedes-Benz Launches Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Scheme

Croove is the name of the new app-based service that pairs up private vehicle owners and hirers. The Croove scheme will be launched in Munich to begin with and is open to any brand of vehicle. Stuttgart/Munich. Straightforward, safe and reliable – The new car-sharing platform from Mercedes-Benz will go online at the start of December. Croove is the name

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Public Transit Systems-Uber Partnership Provides First Mile, Last Mile Services

Public transit agencies across the country are entering into partnerships with ride-sharing service Uber to supplement their first-mile, last-mile services. The partnerships range from direct subsidies for Uber riders heading to transit stops in the St. Petersburg, Fla., area to joint marketing in Philadelphia and North Carolina’s Research Triangle. The programs make sense for both groups because they both get

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Streetcar a Breath of Fresh Air for Urban Commuters

Washington, DC, recently launched a new streetcar. In the first months after rebirth, ridership soared above expected ridership. WAMU.org news reports that ridership rapidly grew once the line opened. Almost 70,000 passengers rode DC’s five streetcars in June, according to DDOT figures. DDOT focuses on Kansas City as an example it is trying to follow. Open daily and free to ride, “After only around 3 months

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