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How to upgrade the taxi line by sharing

That awful, winding taxi line at the airport or the hotel or the trade show. We don’t need to tell you how bad it can be.

But the line holds opportunity too. There are often many other folks in line who are going your way and who could split the fare with you. If only you could find them. 

When Bandwagon meets curb-side taxi lines at airports and hotels and events and conventions, people can seize that opportunity: by matching up with others going the same way—and skipping the whole line—Bandwagon users shorten not only their wait time, but that of other passengers and drivers, while cutting costs and congestion for everyone.

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With the HOP Lane—think an HOV lane for the taxi line—Bandwagon adds the incentive of a shorter wait time in addition to fewer dollars spent and fewer greenhouse gases emitted. In the process, Bandwagon moves the taxi line and taxis along faster too, reducing the “curb churn” that can plague an airport or event or hotel at busy times.

And all of this can make some people giddy. That’s what it did, for instance, in Las Vegas, at this year’s International CES, America’s biggest tech show.

We made a video about the taxi line upgrade at CES—it’s at the top of this blog post. Among the benefits of the HOP Lane at CES: over a thousand sharing passengers, over $18,000 and 250 hours saved, and over a thousand pounds of CO2 emissions avoided. 

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Our attention to sustainability earned us a nice affirmation at CES too: a panel of judges assembled by Verizon chose us from among over a thousand companies to receive one of the company's inaugural Powerful Answers Awards in sustainability.

If you’re not signed up, you can hop on now by getting the free app for iOS and Android. Wherever you’re going, anywhere in the world, you can use Bandwagon now to search for strangers going the same way. And heads up: in NYC you can use can also use Bandwagon to book a shared ride to the airport at a great price

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Thanks for Bandwagoning. Making transportation better wouldn’t be possible without all of you.

To learn more about how Bandwagon can be useful for your event, hotel or hub, visit our events page, or reach our team at hi@bandwagon.io. 

Thanks to Everyone Who Came to Our Event Last Night

Weeels hosted an evening for users and social transit enthusiasts in Bed-Stuy last night. We had a great time and hope all our guests did as well.

If you didn’t make it to this one, don’t fret—there will be more Weeels soon enough. Make sure you’ve signed up for our announcement list to get emails about what we’re planning. You can also keep up with us on Twitter or Facebook as well.

Thanks again to everyone who joined us last night.

Join Weeels at Sweet Revenge Wednesday Night

Weeels will be at Sweet Revenge bar in Bed-Stuy Wednesday evening, and we hope you’ll be there too. Drinks will be 2-for-1 from 9:00 to 11:00.

When it’s time to call it an evening we can all use Weeels to get us where we need to go. It’s a great opportunity to try out the service with friends who haven’t used it before, so make sure to bring a few along.

And even if you don’t plan on taking a car home, come by for some good company and some good chats about social transit.

Wednesday, July 28th
9:00–11:00
Sweet Revenge
348 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn