Rideshares, such as Uber and Lyft, provide a wonderful spin on the taxi and transportation industry, but the benefits of ridesharing (also known as ridehailing) can be hampered by a lack of transparency. This is why we created RideGuru.
At RideGuru, we believe riders have the right to understand all their options before choosing a ridehail company. With our RideGuru Comparison Calculator, travelers can easily compare ride price estimates for their journeys side by side and choose the cheapest option for their trip. Some Rideshare companies have tried to shut down websites that provide this important transparency to the marketplace but our team won't stand for that!
Secondly, we feel as though drivers are the backbone of the ridesharing and ridehailing industry and deserve to be treated as such. It is important for drivers and riders to know the fees and commission rates of each ridehail company. On our RideGuru calculator we always show which companies are paying their drivers most fairly. Drivers can use this to find the company that will best value them, and riders, by seeing driver take home pay, can make better informed decisions on which companies they choose to support.
Please join us on social media to spread the importance of rideshare transparency for both riders and drivers - we all have a right to be informed!
Use hashtags #TakenForaRide and #BeaRideGuru
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The Aftermath of our Thunderclap Campaign
Thank you to everyone who backed our Thunderclap Campaign to raise awareness about rideshare transparency. With your help we were able to reach over 96,000 people through our combined social media efforts!