Introducing HOPR, an Open Platform and Mobile App for Trip Matching and Payment Across All Forms of Transit
With Chicago launch of HOPR, shared mobility pioneer CycleHop brings accessibility and efficiency to riders, private transit operators and public transit agencies
CycleHop, one of the largest Smart-Bike operators in North America, today launched HOPR, an open platform that enables easy access and payment to all transit modes available, both public and private. HOPR, announced this morning from the National Shared Mobility Summit in Chicago, allows riders to get around with one app while saving time and money. A beta version of HOPR is now available for use in the Chicago metropolitan area. Users can access local bike share, ride share, car share, trains, buses, water taxis and more. Additionally, private transit operators and public transit agencies can use HOPR to promote their services, fill capacity, and entice passengers with fare deals.
Transportation is the second-highest expense for U.S. households, and it makes up a steadily-increasing percentage of the average household budget, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Simultaneously, riders often experience choice-overload from a crowded mobility space that makes it difficult for them to know what’s available and how to choose the best option to get them to their destination in a timely, cost-effective and sustainable way. By promoting all available transit options in a given area and facilitating payment within one app, HOPR empowers riders with real-time information to make their trips quicker, easier and more affordable.
“Having made cities across the country more accessible through our pioneering bike share programs, we’re now expanding our services to provide a tool that improves access to daily transportation in all of its forms,” said Josh Squire, founder and CEO of CycleHop.
“There are so many great ways to get around, HOPR makes it easy for you to choose and access rides. We go beyond trip-planning, we do trip-matching.”
Who can use HOPR?
The HOPR Community is made up of locals and visitors who use the app for their daily commutes, errands, recreation, seeing the sights, and other transportation needs. HOPR can be used to instantly compare and access transportation on public transit, ride share, car share, bike share, water taxis, scooter rental and beyond with one easy payment. Users can also earn rides and promotions from the services they travel on most.
HOPR is an open platform for all private transit operators. By promoting any nearby transit option, HOPR increases the visibility of services of all types and sizes, helping them reach more people on the move and fill vacant seats. With a simple API, service providers can begin connecting to customers by presenting it as a fully-integrated option on the HOPR app.
Transit data helps cities plan, allocate resources, reduce congestion and come up with new solutions to the biggest mobility challenges they face. HOPR’s integration of public transit services benefits agencies by providing valuable data that can be leveraged to analyze travel decisions and modify service. HOPR also enhances the experience for transit customers by placing their bus, rail and ferry passes side-by-side with any additional transportation services they rely on.
The HOPR mobile app is now available for users in the Chicago area. HOPR will be launched in Los Angeles and Ottawa in Spring 2018. For more info visit www.gohopr.com.
Visit Us at the National Shared Mobility Summit
CycleHop is at the 2018 National Shared Mobility Summit, being held in Chicago at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel March 12-14. Visit CycleHop there to learn more about HOPR.
CycleHop is one of the most experienced bike share companies in North America, managing systems in 15 cities and a dozen campuses. They were first to launch bike share in Los Angeles County, Vancouver, Phoenix, Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa, Cleveland, and other cities. CycleHop also led the way with operations of Smart-Bike technology, and their Founder and CEO, Josh Squire, received the first U.S. bike share related patent in 1999. (“Unattended automated bicycle rental station” U.S. patent no. 5,917,407) For more information about CycleHop, visit www.cyclehop.com.
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