Parents all over the world spend hours a week transporting their kids to and from school, after-school activities, and playdates. New ride-sharing services, backed by millions of dollars in venture capital, have launched specifically to address this need.
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As the summer fades away, many families are scrambling to find transportation options for their children as the school year begins. The challenge for many is finding a way to keep their children safe and comfortable while still getting them where they need to go.
One Pennsylvania mom is trying to solve the problem by launching an app that will send a driver directly to your child's after-school activity. The service, dubbed "Uber for kids," works in similar fashion to other ride-sharing services like Lyft and Uber.
What's more, the app allows you to create a "Circle of Trust" with drivers and build a relationship that lets you handpick preferred and approved drivers for your child. Additionally, you can watch a live stream of your child's trip and even receive price estimates for rides.
Another option is Kango, which launched in 2012 as a peer-to-peer carpool service and was converted into a kid-friendly ridesharing app in 2015. The service primarily operates in the Bay Area around San Francisco and parts of Los Angeles.
HopSkipDrive, which launched in 2015, also offers a peer-to-peer rideshare model that pairs parents with other riders with similar kids. The service is available in California, Colorado, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. and has completed over four million rides since its launch.