It often seems like we have a million options when it comes to transportation today. We can buy a car, rent a car, call a cab, take the bus, request an Uber or Lyft, and more. However, when it comes to transportation it is seldom that we consider an option that was once so common. Carpooling.
Why is it that we aren't carpooling like we used to? Is it because we like the freedom of our own car? Are our neighbors and coworkers strangers that we don't have the energy to reach out to, create a relationship with, and engage on a level that would encourages us to share the ride? Perhaps it's because we simply don't know anyone with a similar enough commute to make carpooling worthwhile.
That's why we made Hytch. Hytch is a carpooling app dedicated to pairing people together who have a similar commute so they can carpool. It's perfect for companies, neighbors, and every day commuters because it allows users to enter their home and work address and see who else is going the same way. If a rider and a driver match with one another they can chat, develop rapport, see mutual friends, and share the ride.
But what's the difference between something like Uber or Lyft and Hytch? Uber/Lyft are ride services that pay a contracted driver to give rides. These rides are very convenient for riders who are taking short and unpredictable trips; trips that used to be perfect for calling a cab. On the other hand, Hytch is designed to pair people together who have a similar regular commute of a greater distance. While Lyft and Uber are affordable for infrequent short trips Hytch is an at cost way to go a long way regularly. Riders pay no more than 54 cents per mile and drivers are able to mitigate the cost of their regular commute by picking up someone who is already conveniently on the way.
So, go to your app store and download Hytch.Me. You may be surprised to see who goes the same way as you every day. Life's a ride. Share it!