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Nashville ride sharing technology company Hytch LLC now working with Seattle group

Hytch LLC, a Nashville-based social impact technology company, announced that it is working with the Washington Business Alliance (WaBA) in Seattle to expand its app-based ride-sharing techonology to the Puget Sound area.

Hytch partners with public and private employers to encourage commuters to shift away from single-occupancy vehicle travel during commute times by paying cash rewards to those who use shared modes of travel.

Launched last year, Hytch has tracked and rewarded the elimination of more than 5.8 million vehicle miles in the Nashville area with the support of sponsors such as Nissan, Franklin Synergy Bank, and the cities of Brentwood and Franklin.

During the coming months WaBA and Hytch will work together to:

 ●      Reinforce desired commute behavior using Hytch Rewards, a free app currently available for iPhone and Android. Hytch Rewards makes every shared ride carbon neutral, shows “trees saved,” and provides cash rewards for carpools, rideshares, or use of public transit for people who live in sponsored areas or work for an employee sponsor. Rewards can also be customized based on the selection of alternative travel routes, modes of transportation, number of occupants, time of day, bridge crossings, construction pinch points, parking locations, and other considerations related to social equity.

●      Launch Smarter Mobility Pilot Study to optimize incentive systems for shifting commuters away from single occupancy travel during commute times. Quantitative data gathered will help transit authorities, municipalities and employers understand user behavior to get better results from their Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) investments.

 “Our primary goal at Hytch is to make every mile of all shared rides in America a carbon-neutral mile,” said Mark Cleveland of Brentwood, co-founder and CEO of Hytch. “Puget Sound commuters can inspire other cities to join this important Greenhouse Gas reduction program at no cost to commuters. We can drive together and be smart about it.”

 The Washington Business Alliance Low Carbon Prosperity Institute has been on the forefront of practical strategies and legislation to reduce carbon emissions in Washington state as cost-effectively as possible.

 “Use of positive reinforcement complements and leverages the many excellent supply-side Commute Trip Reduction efforts,” said David Giuliani, co-founder and president of WaBA. “We are excited to work with Hytch to apply this technology to transportation congestion and carbon pollution.” 

 For more information about this work, contact Info@WaBusinessAlliance.org.

By | 2019-05-13T21:45:20-05:00 May 13th, 2019|Categories: BW-News|Comments Off on Nashville ride sharing technology company Hytch LLC now working with Seattle group

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