5 minutes Date Launched: Feb 9, 2017 Dates given are approximate.
The City of Pleasanton partnered with commuter-app company, Scoop Technologies. The City has allocated $30,000 to reduce costs for passengers using the commuter-app and augment reimbursement for drivers. Specifically, the discount will lower the typical rider fee of $4 or $5 by about $2 per ride, and carpool drivers will get paid $2 extra per passenger. The pilot program aims to match riders and drivers traveling on similar routes, in order to reduce congestion and carbon emissions, and will be evaluated for potential extension when the allocated funding is exhausted. This partnership is timely with the addition of new express toll lanes that are open for free to carpools and for a fee to solo drivers.
For more information see the attached press release from the City of Pleasanton, below.