RideAustin officially began taking rides from the general public on June 16th, 2016, just 5 weeks after initial development. The service has been embraced by the Austin community and continues to experience incredible growth daily.
RideAustin is a community driven non-profit ridesharing company. The RideAustin launch team is led by Joe Liemandt, a longtime Austin tech entrepreneur, and Andy Tryba, CEO of Crossover. It is powered by donations, with paid and volunteer hours from both the Austin tech community and the broader Austin community working together.
RideAustin believes that ridesharing should be for everyone. To drive costs down and to make this accessible to all Austinites – we are not generating profits. This will enable drivers to earn more and riders to pay less while helping support local charities.