RideScout Expands to a Whopping 69 Cities across North America

June 9, 2014

9:09 am

We’ve had our eye on DC-based RideScout for a while now. Back in November, the company launched its app for iOS and Android, aggregating all your ground transportation options in real time. Just last month, they expanded the service to Chicago – the company’s fifth city since the launch. And, this morning, the company has announced its “Summer of 69,” officially launching its services today in a total of 69 cities across North America.

“In a short period of time, RideScout has secured relationships with ride providers in these 69 locations and people from cities around the world who have been asking for RideScout, a marketplace for all their transportation options,” said cofounder and CEO Joseph Kopser in a statement. “Our ride search engine has allowed us to scale quickly across North America, integrating both nationwide and hyperlocal solutions, something none of our competitors have been able to match.”

Through RideScout‘s free mobile app, users can easily and immediately find the quickest or cheapest way to travel to their destination using real-time data on a metro area’s public, private, and social forms of ground transportation. Prior to this major expansion, RideScout was only fully functional in five cities: DC, Austin, Boston, San Francisco, and Chicago. Today, over 186 million people in North America now have access to RideScout and the 337 transportation services with which it has partnered (from public metro systems to services like Hailo, Zipcar, and various bike-share programs).

“By leveraging available open government data and partnering with private industry, RideScout provides the best of both worlds in one platform, completely changing how people everywhere can make decisions about how they travel,” said former White House CTO and current RideScout advisor, Aneesh Chopra.

Some of the major cities/metro areas that were added include New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto (that’s right, they spread to a few cities in Canada). The full list of 69 cities and the available ride services is below:

United States (by state alphabetical order)

  • Phoenix, AZ: Valley Metro, Verde Lynx Bus, car2go, Zipcar, taxi, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • Los Angeles, CA: LA Metro rail and bus, Metrolink, Omnitrans, FlyAway, LADOT, Zipcar, Silvercar car rental, Flywheel taxi, Sidecar, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • Modesto, CA: Modesto Area Express, Stanislaus Regional Transit, taxi, Amtrak
  • Orange County, CA: OCTA, Zipcar, Flywheel taxi, Amtrak
  • Sacramento, CA: Sacramento Regional Transit, Roseville Transit, Zipcar, taxi, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • San Bernardino, CA: Omnitrans, Sunline Transit Authority, Zipcar, taxi, Amtrak
  • San Diego, CA: SDMTS, NCTD, car2go, Zipcar, taxi, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • San Francisco Bay Area, CA: AC Transit, BART, CalTrain, SMART, Muni, VTA Light Rail, Samtrans, Golden Gate Ferry, Zipcar, City Carshare, Silver Car, Flywheel taxi, Sidecar, Bay Area Bikeshare, Parking Panda, Scoot scooter share system, Amtrak
  • San Jose, CA: Zipcar, taxi, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District, Zipcar, taxi, Amtrak
  • Boulder, CO: RTD, taxi, Boulder B-Cycle, Amtrak
  • Colorado Springs, CO: Mountain Metropolitan Transit, taxi
  • Denver, CO: RTD bus and rail, car2go, Zipcar, eGo Carshare, taxi, Denver Bike Sharing, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • Washington, DC: WMATA Rail, WMATA Bus, DC Circulator, Arlington Transit, Annapolis Transit, Virginia Railway, MARC Train, MTA, Fairfax Connector, car2go, Zipcar, Hailo taxi, Sidecar, Capital Bikeshare, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • Daytona Beach, FL: Space Coast Area Transit, taxi
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL: Broward County Transit, taxi, Broward B-Cycle, Amtrak
  • Miami, FL: Metrobus, Metrorail, Metromover, Tri-rail, car2go, Zipcar, taxi, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • Tampa, FL: Hillsborough Area Regional Transit, taxi, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • Atlanta, GA: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, Zipcar, Hailo taxi, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • Savannah, GA: Taxi, CAT Bike, Amtrak
  • Kailua/Honolulu, HI: The Bus, taxi, Hawaii B-Cycle, Amtrak
  • Des Moines, IA: DART, taxi, Des Moines B-Cycle
  • Chicago, IL: Pace Suburban Bus Division, PACE, Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad, Champaign Urbana Mass Transit District, Chicago Transit Authority, Zipcar, Hailo taxis, Sidecar, Parking Panda, Divvy Bikeshare, Amtrak
  • Indianapolis, IN: IndyGo, Zipcar (university campus), taxi, Indiana Pacers Bikeshare, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • Lexington, KY: LexTran, taxi
  • Louisville, KY: Transit Authority of River City, taxi
  • Boston, MA: MBTA, Massachusetts Port Authority, Zipcar, Hailo taxi, Sidecar, Hubway bikeshare, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • Baltimore, MD: MTA Bus, MTA Rail, Metro Subway, MARC Train, Charm City Circulator, Zipcar, taxi, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • Ann Arbor, MI: Ann Arbor Transportation Authority, University of Michigan Transit Services, taxi, Amtrak
  • Detroit, MI: Detroit Department of Transportation, Zipcar, taxi, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • Minneapolis–St. Paul, MN: T-Metro St Paul, MVTN, car2go, Zipcar, Hourcar, taxi, Nice Ride Bikeshare, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • Kansas City, MO: KCATA, Zipcar (university campus), taxi, Kansas City B-Cycle, Amtrak
  • St. Louis, MO: Metro St. Louis, Zipcar, taxi, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • Asheville, NC: Asheville Transit Service, taxi
  • Charlotte, NC: Taxi, Sidecar, Charlotte B-Cycle, Amtrak
  • Raleigh, NC: Capital Area Transit, Chapel Hill Transit, Triangle Transit, Durham Area Transit Authority, NC State Wolfline, Cary Transit, Zipcar (university campus), taxi, Amtrak
  • Omaha, NE: Zipcar(university campus), taxi, Omaha B-Cycle, Amtrak
  • Newark, NJ: NJ Bus, New Jersey Transit, PATCO, Port Authority Transit Hudson, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Zipcar, taxi, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • Albuquerque, NM: ABQ Ride, taxi, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • Las Vegas, NV: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, Zipcar, taxi
  • Albany, NY: CDTA, taxi
  • Buffalo, NY: NFTA, Zipcar(university campus), Buffalo Carshare, taxi, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • New York City, NY: MTA subway and bus, Metro-North, Tappan Zee Express, Long Island Railroad, NJ Transit, Bee-Line Bus, Long Island Bus, PATH, Zipcar, Carpingo carshare, Hailo taxis, Gett black car service, Bandwagon, Citibike, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • Cincinnati, OH: Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky, Southwest Ohio transit Authority, Zipcar, taxi, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • Cleveland, OH: Greater Cleveland Transit Authority, Zipcar(university campus), taxi, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • Columbus, OH: Central Ohio Transit Authority, car2go, taxi, Parking Panda
  • Bend, OR: Cascades East Transit, Cascades POINT, taxi
  • Eugene, OR: Lane Transit District, Porter Stage Lines, Eugene to Bend, Zipcar, taxi, Amtrak
  • Portland, OR: Trimet, Ride Connection, Swan Island TMA, MAX, car2go, Zipcar, taxi, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • Philadelphia, PA: SEPTA, Zipcar, taxi, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • Pittsburgh, PA: Port Authority of Allegheny County, Zipcar, taxi, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • Providence, RI: Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, Zipcar, taxi, Amtrak
  • Memphis, TN: Zipcar, taxi, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • Nashville, TN: RTA, Zipcar(university campus), taxi, Nashville B-Cycle, Parking Panda
  • Austin, TX: Capital Metro, car2go, Zipcar, Silvercar car rental, taxi, Austin B-cycle, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • Dallas, TX: Dallas DART, Zipcar, Silver Car, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • El Paso, TX: Sun Metro, taxi, Amtrak
  • Fort Worth, TX: Fort Worth Transit Authority, Trinity Railway Express, Zipcar, Silver Car, taxi, Fort Worth Bike Sharing, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • Houston, TX: MTA Harris County, Zipcar, taxi, Houston B-Cycle, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • San Antonio, TX: VIA Metropolitan Transit, Zipcar, taxi, San Antonio B-Cycle, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Transit Agency, taxi, GREENbike, Amtrak
  • Hampton Roads, VA: Hampton Roads Transit, Zipcar, taxi
  • Seattle, WA: King County Metro Transit, Sound Transit, car2go, Zipcar, Flywheel taxi, Sidecar, Parking Panda, Amtrak
  • Madison, WI: MetroTransit, Zipcar(university campus), Community Car, taxi, Madison B-Cycle
  • Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee County Transit System, Zipcar, taxi, Parking Panda, Amtrak


  • Calgary, Canada: Calgary Transit, car2go, Calgary Carshare, Amtrak
  • Montreal, Canada: Societe de Transport de Montreal, Societe de Transport de Laval, Reseau de Transport de Longueuil, Agence Metropolitaine de Transport, car2go, Communauto, Hailo taxi, Bixi bikeshare, Amtrak
  • Toronto, Canada: TTC, car2go, Zipcar, Hailo taxi, Bike Share Toronto, Amtrak
  • Vancouver, Canada: Translink, British Columbia Rapid Transit Company, car2go, Zipcar, Modo, taxi, Amtrak

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Ronald Barba was the previous managing editor of Tech.Co. His primary story interests include industry trends, consumer-facing apps/products, the startup lifestyle, business ethics, diversity in tech, and what-is-this-bullsh*t things. Aside from writing about startups and entrepreneurship, Ronald is interested in 'Doctor Who', Murakami, 'The Mindy Project', and fried chicken. He is currently based in New York because he mistakenly studied philosophy in college and is now a "writer". Tweet @RonaldPBarba.

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