Via, the popular ride-sharing app, had users vote on which neighborhoods it should expand its services to. Via’s ride-sharing combines the low price of public transit and the convenience of Uber; you can choose a pickup and destination, but you might be picked up or dropped off within a few blocks of your location.
In response to the 20,000 Via riders who voted, Via is expanding its routes this week to all of Brooklyn and northern Manhattan. Via hopes to be able to provide its service in all five boroughs. All New Yorkers can vote where Via should expand to next at https://ridewithvia.com/nyc-vote/.
“The No. 1 question we get asked is, ‘When are you coming to my part of town?’” said Daniel Ramot, the co-founder and chief executive officer of Via. “We are thrilled to get all of New York sharing affordable Via rides, and do our share to reduce congestion and emissions in our hometown.”