Editor’s Note: Today I’d like to welcome a new contributor, Jack Ross. Jack has been involved in the rideshare industry from the get-go and he is a freelance writer and friend who will be providing commentary from time to time. So have a look at some of the biggest rideshare stories of the past week and let us know what you think in the comments.
The market be getting saturated, y’all!!!
Seriously: one week, three separate companies I had never heard of getting off the ground and making news in three distinctly different ways: 1) an interesting business model (SheTaxis – all women drivers, only women pax); 2) an incredibly sneaky smart buzzworthy gimmicky pricing model (Gett – $10 for all rides, all distances in NYC) or 3) the ol’ fashioned way, with a whole lot of dough (FlightCar – ridesharing app for cars dropped at the airport that just raised a cool $13.5 million).
What does this mean for drivers? Great question. At first blush, at least, more potential companies worth driving for and a whole heckuva a lot of proof that ridesharing is here to stay. And in the long term, hopefully more momentum for a fair working wage to drive! #ibelieve