Kids become busier and busier as they grow, and that means less and less time to actually get them everywhere they need to be. Fortunately, there are rideshare options and carpool apps popping up all over the place to help busy parents with busy kids. Below are a few options we found that you might want to check out.
Alto is betting that if a safer, more expensive ride-hailing service can turn a profit in Dallas, it can do it just about anywhere.
When Will Coleman was deciding where he would stage his bid to compete with Uber and Lyft, he never seriously considered Silicon Valley. Instead, he started searching for office space in Dallas. For starters, it’s Coleman’s hometown. But there was another reason why he picked a city that, despite its burgeoning tech scene, has never produced the sort of sexy start-up “unicorn” he aspired to create. “People from Dallas don’t love to hear this,” Coleman says, “but Dallas is very average.”
Unlike Uber and Lyft, the company owns a fleet of SUVs and hires its drivers.
Alto CEO Will Coleman is used to getting lots of questions when he tells people he leads a ride-hailing company. When he founded the startup a year ago, Uber and Lyft were already household names. Now they’re publicly traded giants.
If you want to get excited about what’s ahead for Dallas-Fort Worth, all you have to do is read about the companies and leaders featured here. They are disrupting their industries and solidifying the region’s reputation as a hub for innovation. It’s especially felt in the tech arena, where North Texas continues to shine, ranking among the nation’s best markets for tech talent. But innovation permeates companies of all sizes in every industry, from healthcare and education to energy and commercial real estate.
This year, Dallas-based ride share company Alto is offering a different, no-fuss way to meet Mr. Claus. Alto users can use the app to summon Santa to their own home on demand. The offer runs December 16 and 17 from 12-6 p.m. He’ll pull up in his Alto sleigh, take some photos by the fire, collect wishlists to send to the North Pole, and be on his merry way.The holiday perk is free and available to all Alto members on a first come, first served basis.
It’s been a year since a couple of Dallasites left their respective jobs and in two rounds of funding raised $14.5 million in an attempt to disrupt the ridesharing industry.
Friends Will Coleman and Alex Halbardier launched Alto in pockets of Dallas in October 2018 with 10 cars and the hope to appeal to a market share that was concerned with basic standards like safety and consistency. Priced slightly higher than competitors Uber and Lyft, and now with 60 cars on the road and 6,000 subscribed members, the company reports that for the first time, they broke even.
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Anyone who has ever opened a rideshare app in the DFW Metroplex can tell the region is a competitive market. But one local rideshare company is looking to shake up the way the service is done by focusing on its drivers and providing a safe, consistent experience to riders.