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“We’re neighbors? Let’s share!”
“We’re neighbors? Let’s share!”

Team Carma has been interested in the casual carpooling idea for a while now. Casual carpooling is the white-collar worker’s version of hitchhiking. Commuters access cars like buses, reduce commute costs and speed past traffic in carpool lanes. While promoting carpooling throughout the US, we have seen for ourselves how convenient and efficient this transit mode is. In fact, during the summer of 2013, Team…

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My First Casual Carpool!
My First Casual Carpool!

So, a few of us from Team Carma recently took at trip to San Francisco so we could experience casual carpooling first-hand. We wanted to stay somewhere in the East Bay so our commute would be as realistic as possible. Having lived in Berkeley a few years back, I had absolutely no problem when one of the guys suggested we go there! On the Monday…

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vRide and Avego

Taking one million cars off the road vRide (www.vride.com) is the world’s largest vanpool organization, with over 5,500 vans transporting over 50,000 people on their daily commute – saving them time, money and the environment. Avego and vRide have been working in partnership for over 3 years. Together, we are transforming the rideshare market towards taking one million cars off the road across the US….

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Avego Consultant Receives International Award

Avego Professional Services Consultant, Colin Mooney, was selected as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” Transportation Demand Professionals in the world. The Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) will be recognizing Colin Mooney at their upcoming international conference in Savannah, GA in late July. This prestigious award will be the first of its kind to be received by an Avego employee and will see Mooney…

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Avego, Crowdsourcing Public Transit

The bottom-up, interoperable transit network as a solution for our time While other companies and people have implemented systems of ridesharing before (from vanpooling to pre-arranged ridematching using on-line communities like Craigslist), Avego is the first to attempt to unify cars, vans and buses into a “multi-modal” approach, from the bottom up. Traditionally public transit (or public transport, as it’s called in Europe) is orchestrated…

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Behind the scenes

What do we really do? Here’s a sneak peak into what happens behind the curtain at Avego… Here at Avego, we produce killer solutions for enabling efficient transport networks using GPS, web and mobile technologies. Our applications are used by commuters who take fixed-route, vanpool or carpool commute options every day. However, “Behind the Scenes”, there is much more going on than you can see…

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Avego and FAST Potomac Yard offer new travel option to thousands of Virginia commuters Today, Avego and the FAST Potomac Yard Transportation Management Association (TMA) are launching the first-ever “real-time ridesharing” (RTR) project on the East Coast. Northern Virginia commuters searching for green and affordable transportation options can now share rides in real-time, using the FAST Potomac Yard iPhone app, available for free download from…

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Operators put support for casual vanpools/part-time riders atop wish list In this era of high gas prices and increased traffic congestion, vanpooling has emerged as an attractive commuting option for a growing number of Americans. Vanpools are a comfortable, cost-effective, and convenient way for groups of seven to 15 people to share a ride to work. Avego recently conducted a wide-ranging survey of vanpool programs…

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On June 30, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a third round of TIGER grants. The $527 million in discretionary grants are intended for critical investments in the nation’s transportation infrastructure. Funding is available for high-impact projects, including roads, bridges, freight rail, transit buses and streetcars, ports, and bicycle and pedestrian paths. Eligible recipients include states, cities, MPOs, local and tribal governments, as well as…

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