The Fuse

Innovation Revolution: moovel’s Mobility Solutions Merge Transportation and Tech

by Leslie Hayward | May 18, 2016

Between public transit, carsharing, ride-hailing, bikeshare, and other forms of transportation, consumers are simultaneously overwhelmed by the number of options to get them from Point A to Point B, and frustrated by the lack of coordination among these transportation options. That’s where moovel, a company recently formed by the merger of RideScout and GlobalSherpa, comes in.

“moovel is working to create a future for urban mobility. We want all forms of transportation, from public transit to rideshare to on-demand ride apps, to break out of their silos and become organized into one well-connected experience, with public transit as the foundational core,” said Nat Parker, CEO of moovel North America and co-founder/former CEO of GlobeSherpa. “Transportation is no longer just a question of options, but of convenience and ease of use. Our exceptional teams in Portland and Austin are in pursuit of the most seamless experience for both transportation providers and consumers to define the future of mobility.”

moovel transit’s technology provides secure, mobile payment platforms for transit systems interested in moving to open payments, open data, and mobile fare collection. moovel transit apps are available in Portland, Houston, Chicago, San Francisco and other cities across the U.S. Their latest product, RideTap, connects transit apps to other transportation providers like Lyft and car2go, a big move toward seamless mobility. RideTap is currently being piloted in Portland’s TriMet Tickets app.

moovel will be presenting at the release of A National Strategy for Energy Security on May 19, 2016 in Washington, DC. Click here to learn more about the event and policy solutions for the next phase of mobility.