JUST IN: Increased Ridership, New Partnerships, and Shipped Perks!
Since our last check-in, there have been some major moves made towards taking down transit deserts. We’ve seen a significant increase in both driver and passenger acquisition. Our recent contracts with GatewayJFK and NYSERDA have not only garnered the attention of the surrounding community and local news but also supercharged our efforts to build more routes and collect more data. We've never been more excited about the road ahead.
NYSERDA & New Route News
In case you haven’t already heard, we've partnered with GatewayJFK and launched a new route in Jamaica, Queens that will run throughout May and into the summer. Prior to launching the route, we inked a deal with the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) to build a framework for replicating the creation of routes around New York State. So far, so good!
Not only was the route creation a success, but since it began in April, we've received very positive feedback. This is exemplified by daily ridership growth and interest from (local) politicians & media outlets. We’ve been able to grow our daily ridership from 6 to 123 in less than four weeks by showcasing branded and wrapped vehicles, providing promotional free rides, and leveraging Field Ambassadors to recruit & engage riders. You'll be hearing more about NYSERDA and our partnership with them in future updates, so stay tuned!
Wrapped and Rollin'
Check out the images of our wrapped vehicles below. If you see us on the streets, snap a picture! And don’t hesitate to share our FB, Twitter, and IG pages with your own network, especially if you live in New York City. Together, we can maximize our marketing, promotion, and acquisition efforts.
Product Update: It’s looking good.
A new version of Dollaride's passenger app is in development and scheduled to be released in mid-May. This update will improve the look, feel, and functionality of the passenger-side application. Updates will continue to happen regularly as we collect data and user feedback. Your input is greatly appreciated!
“If you see something, say something.” - a famed NYC quote
Perks Out! [mic drop]
Finally, all physical perks have been signed, sealed, and delivered. A small group of investors who contributed a bit more to our Republic.co campaign, should look out for some serious Dollaride swag! Items include an exclusive Dollaride T-shirt, branded face mask, and framed artwork to commemorate the journey.