A crowdsourced transit service hits SF
Never ride MUNI again
We can all agree that Muni is an absolute nightmare…and, sadly, the cushy Google bus has yet to pick us up. (What? We use Google, like, every day.)
Luckily, now there’s Chariot, a public ride-sharing service that’s taking the drag out of getting to work.
Download the iPhone app to find a shared SuperShuttle-like van headed your way. Simply locate a nearby stop on one of four established routes, select the day and time you want to be picked up and reserve a spot.
Chariot runs mornings (6:30 to 10:30 a.m.) and evenings (4 to 8 p.m.) along predetermined routes with a handful of pickup and drop-off locations. Live in the Marina District? Take the Chestnut Bullet. Leaving from your house in the Haight? Hop on the California Dreamin’. None of the routes service your area? Design your own. Chariot will launch new ones when enough people sign up in a given locale.
You can purchase credit packages. Most rides cost between $3 and $4, and you can even pay for tickets with most commuter benefit programs (WageWorks, Commuter Check) to take advantage of those pretax dollars.
Kiss Muni good-bye, and save Uber and Lyft for Saturday nights on the town.