It seems soon Greyhound buses and Amtrak trains could soon know the world of hurt that ride-sharing has already brough to the world’s taxi operators. Instead of offering a taxi service like Uber or Lyft, Tripda matches passengers and drivers (who are already planning travel) to essentially rent out seats in their car.
The service is already active in Asia and South America.
The virtual hitch-hiking service includes a screening process for both passengers and drivers, including a “ladies only” option for female travelers and drivers.
The service will be launching in the Northeast and upper Midwest around Thanksgiving- though the app is already available for download.
Initial launch cities include Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, NYC, Philadelphia and Washington DC. More cities will reportedly be announced soon.