I was wondering if any of the rider programs offer permanent transportation options? I am needing transportation for my 16 y.o. son to and from school each day. The city bus routes do not work with his school schedule and we live far from other students to be able to carpool. Our jobs do not work with school hours either. I'm pretty desperate to find him transportation. I don't know where else to turn.
The Guru Take
The son being 16 years old limits the options.
Your son being a minor limits the options, because rideshare services typically prohibits minors from using them. UberX and Lyft are fairly cheap, and with the scheduling feature and recent subscription model (pay a monthly flat-fee), this could have been a good option but alas. (Lyft's subscription model.)
You could certainly discuss with a local taxi company as well. In most markets, taxis can transport minors, and if you can get to know a driver, you can build up a level of trust and potentially even a discount. Make sure to try the local limo companies or even school bus companies.
Have you also spoken to your school? Can they make any special provisions?
Thinking outside the box: Would your son benefit from electric scooters that are starting to become more common?