PHOENIX, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Total Transit, moms and dad company of Discount Cab, has actually introduced Arizona’s very first and only fully-insured legal RideShare service accessible through the Total Transit App.
Available only through the app, RideShare vehicles are personally owned and operated, fully commercially insured and legal, along with endured drivers that have actually passed verified background checks, as well as drug and alcohol screenings. This program allows drivers to utilize their personal vehicles to give legal RideShare.
“Our Brand-new RideShare service supports the sharing economy while adhering to Arizona’s regulation in for-hire transportation,” said Mike Pinckard, Total Transit president. “We have actually figured out a means to offer RideShare the right way—by making it fully insured, legal and compliant along with state law—and look to others rideshare providers to do the same.”
The company is currently recruiting RideShare drivers and will certainly hold a recruitment event from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Embassy Suites at 2630 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix. Company officials will certainly be on hand to administer drug screenings, as well as background checks and car pre-inspections. In addition, officials along with the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures will certainly be on hand to finish the car inspection process and certify Brand-new drivers for commercial insurance coverage.
“We have actually constantly said we attempt to make it simple for companies to do business here in Arizona, as long as they align along with the public and passenger safety requirements that are in place,” said Shawn Marquez, acting director of the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures. “Total Transit is doing simply that, and we are happy to support them in their Brand-new legal RideShare offering. We would certainly do the same for any sort of company that complies along with the law. Public safety is paramount and cannot be compromised, and we support any sort of ridesharing effort as long as it does not put the drivers, passengers and the general public at risk.”
Users of the Total Transit App will certainly likewise have the ability to opt for from a variety of additional car options: Discount Cab, black auto and SUV; vans and wheelchair-accessible vans will certainly be available in the coming weeks as well. “We’ve listened to our customers and have actually added much more car selections to our fleet in order to meet their needs,” Pinckard said.
The Total Transit App provides a convenient, safe and secure means to request a ride. Features contain real-time location of available vehicles, a list of car categories and prices, and current estimated wait times for each category. Passengers can easily enter a destination for a fare estimate prior to pick-up.
Passengers can easily likewise see car movement as they wait for the driver, along along with the driver’s photo, name and car description. They likewise have actually the ability to call their driver through a safety measure that keeps the two the customer and driver phone numbers hidden.
Customers can easily store one or much more bank credit cards in the system and opt for a card for payment at the time of booking. Once the ride is over, payment is automatic. For fares along with passenger-determined tip, the customer has actually up to an hour to adjustment the quantity of the suggestion from the default amount.
The app is available for free download in the iTunes Store and Google Play. Those that currently have actually the Discount Cab app can easily merely update it in their Settings; current app users will certainly be prompted to produce a Brand-new account and include additional personal post to make their account current.
Total Transit App users can easily receive 25 percent off their very first ride by entering the promo code ARIZONA.
The app has actually been in development due to the fact that Total Transit acquired San Diego-based GoFastCab in September 2013, leading to the creation of a high-tech best-of-breed mobile app suite and platform called 2PointB. The Brand-new app is powered by 2PointB’s technology. Josh Komenda, co-founder of GoFastCab, is principal and CEO of 2PointB and is leveraging his extensive experience in software development, wireless technology and ground transportation.
About Total Transit
Total Transit, Inc., a privately owned Arizona based corporation, was founded in 1984, and offers comprehensive transportation management, private and public transportation services. Headquartered in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, Arizona, Total Transit has actually grown in to one of the premier transportation companies in the country, along with operations throughout Arizona and in several others states. For the last 30 years, Total Transit has actually delivered outstanding service levels and has actually created innovative and unique transportation solutions, such as mobility/wheelchair-accommodating and eco-friendly transportation for its clientele.
Total Transit is likewise locally known in Arizona as the moms and dad company of Discount Cab, one of the largest cab companies in the United States, operating a fleet of much more compared to 1,100 cabs, including the largest fleet of hybrid Toyota Prius cabs in North America. In fact, much more compared to 85% of the Discount Cab fleet is gained up of these highly fuel-efficient hybrids.
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SOURCE Total Transit