Americans travel billions of miles by car each year, and many of those trips are taken alone. Not only are we wasting a valuable resource – the seats in our cars – but we are missing an opportunity to connect with others.
What if we could create a trusted platform that gave drivers and riders confidence to share rides together, and made it incredibly easy to post and search for those rides? That’s what we want to do with Squad.
At Squad, our vision is to build a marketplace that connects riders and drivers on long-distance trips. Inspired by the popularity of intercity carpooling in other countries, our goal is to build a platform that makes it easy for drivers and riders to connect with each other and make long-distance carpooling simple, convenient and fun.
In July, we opened our platform for riders and travers to share rides between Philadelphia and the Jersey Shore. It’s an incredibly popular summer route that doesn’t have great transportation options. With Squad, drivers can now make extra money for rides they are already taking, and riders can find a more direct and convenient way of getting to the Shore!