Valley residents in search of both fast or pre-scheduled transportation in a cab, a rideshare or a wheelchair-accessible car can now do all of it from a brand new cellular app. Total Transit launched a brand new app offering passengers with the widest number of car, scheduling and cost choices in Arizona.
The array of transportation providers out there by way of the Discount Ride App features a new rideshare choice referred to as Ride that prices up to 60 % lower than a cab.
The app is accessible at present for passengers to be used within the higher Phoenix space. Services accessible by way of the Discount Ride App will roll into Tucson in late 2016.
The Discount Ride App allows passengers to request a standard cab, a wheelchair-accessible cab, a personal rideshare car or a rideshare van for both actual-time or future journey.
Passengers can select between paying with money or a bank card within the car once they attain their locations, or pays with a bank card via the app.
Requests for each quick service and preparations for pre-scheduling transportation might be made both by means of the app or on-line at DiscountRide.com.
“The Discount Ride App provides options that passengers need the most,” stated Jerry Mullen, vice chairman of operations at Total Transit. “Services like pre-scheduling and making cash payments haven’t been available through existing rideshare platforms. We’ve listened to our passengers and have built an app that gives them what they want: choices and flexibility.”
Travel utilizing the brand new Ride rideshare service prices $zero.95 per mile and $zero.26 per minute. There are not any surge/prime time charges like these billed by different rideshare corporations.
Passengers utilizing the app to request transportation and pay by bank card inside the app will obtain up to $10 off the price of their first journey through the use of the promo code RIDE10.
Before choosing whether or not to ebook a Ride rideshare or conventional cab, passengers can be in a position to see fare estimates and wait occasions for the closest automobiles to their places.
Mullen says the brand new Discount Ride App is right for anybody who needs extra choices when it comes to how to e-book a visit, how to pay and car choice.
“Whenever people in Phoenix need to get to where they need to go, we want them to think of the Discount Ride App for access to the safest, most convenient and most affordable options,” Mullen stated.
To guarantee passenger security, all Ride rideshare drivers are required to move in depth state and federal background checks. Unlike different rideshare suppliers, every Ride driver should additionally move a drug and alcohol check and full specialised classroom and on-the-street sensitivity coaching.
“We’re looking to add safe drivers to build our rideshare fleet in Phoenix now, and later this year we’ll be recruiting drivers in Tucson,” Mullen stated. “We already have the largest cab fleet in the state with more than 800 Discount Cab vehicles, and we’re inviting more rideshare drivers to our team.” Ride drivers are paid day by day, not weekly like different rideshare corporations.
Total Transit is contracting with 200 rideshare drivers for its Ride fleet in the course of the preliminary launch part and has plans to contract with up to 2,000 drivers between Phoenix and Tucson within the subsequent 12 months.
The new app replaces the Total Transit App that launched in October 2014.
Passengers can obtain the Discount Ride App without spending a dime via the Apple App Store or Google Play.