Just read an interesting story, (Union Tribune) about how the School buses in San Diego County are disappearing at an alarming rate. A decade ago, 1,148 regular education buses traveled 19 million miles to and from local public schools. Last year, 688 buses logged fewer than 10 million miles. Just when you thought [...]
Monthly Archives: November 2008
With all of these torrential rains in the Los Angeles area Thanksgiving holiday travel got off to a slow and wet start this morning as an heavy overnight storms flooded and forced the closure of at least two Southern California freeways.
After reading the news reports is appears that all BUT the carpool lane of the [...]
Los Angeles is one PickupPal’s largest member communities with over 2,000 members in the city of Los Angeles alone. The demand for Ridesharing in Los Angeles is high and we have seen a distinct pattern that following an event like the “Opportunity Green Sustainable Business Conference” in which PickupPal was a partner for ridesharing, [...]
I had an interesting interview today with a young journalist that had a very clear idea of what Ridesharing is based on her own experiences. It dawned on me as I walked away that to those looking at this entire industry that the two terms Carpooling and Ridesharing may seem synonymous however they clearly [...]
One thing that we have learned at PickupPal is the need to work together. I am not just talking about Drivers and Passengers working together - but partners working together. For those who are not aware of this initiative, the CBC has created an inspiring goal - to get Canadians to work together [...]
I’ve written on the blog once before on the topic of what or who is a stranger: “Who are you?” and for some reason it has popped up in my head again. Often the media has thought it witty to call PickupPal a kind of “cyber-hitchhiking” - and i liked the notion [...]
As part of their Green Drive initiative, the Canadian Football League has chosen to partner with PickupPal for this year’s Grey Cup in Montreal! We’re thrilled to be a part of one of the most storied events in Canada. To rideshare to the game, please visit http://www.pickuppal.com/pup/erp/2008-Grey-Cup
We hope to see you there!
I came across this video of an all electric race bike doing quarter miles at Bandimere Speedway. If you are a fan of drag racing and and extreme speed vehicles you will be floored watching and listening to this video. Anyone who knows drag racing will be pretty impressed with this statement “7.89 [...]
Well it has been two weeks since we launched the new version of PickupPal and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Version 2 of PickupPal really is a culmination of all of the member feedback via our emails to support and within our PickupPal forum. The feedback we have been hearing for a [...]