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RideScout: Get from Point A to Point B Faster and Smarter

RideScoutScreen Shot 2015-06-30 at 4.06.19 PM is a mobile app that gives users the tools to get from point A to point B faster and smarter. The app is available for iOS and Android, and shows users real-time information about transportation options that are available immediately. RideScout has information on all transit, bus, bike, taxi, car share, rideshare, parking and walking directions in one view.

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RideScout was founded by two Army veterans, and the idea for RideScout came about when CEO Joseph Kopser was living in Arlington, Virginia and commuting just five miles down the road to the Pentagon. He wanted a tool to show him the best way to get to work depending on his circumstances and time of day, but couldn’t find an app that provided him with this information. He decided to take matters into his own hands and, with some convincing from co-founder Craig Cummings, the two became technology entrepreneurs and founded RideScout.

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Cities around the U.S. are more congested than ever with over 78% of cars on the road being single occupancy vehicles. RideScout’s vision is to make a change. RideScout replicates the reliability and flexibility of car ownership with access to bus, rail, bikeshare, car share, taxi, carpool, walking, biking, driving and parking in one simple app. This provides users with great alternatives to driving, which is environmentally friendly and economical for users.

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Written by: Christopher Ewell, AGS Intern on July 2, 2015

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