Rideshare in Guam to Rollout Leasing Option for Drivers

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 9, 2017
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Stroll Guam, a rideshare operating in the U.S. territory in the Pacific, is actively working on leasing options for drivers, Mobility Finance has learned.

Guam, which has a population of just over 160,000 people, is home to many taxi cabs that are readily available and reliable, but are fairly expensive, according to multiple published reports. There is also a Guam Mass Transit Authority, but it is considered unreliable for those who wish to travel often, while rental car companies like Avis, National, Dollar, and Payless also operate on the island. But other than Stroll Guam, there do not appear to be any other rideshare services operating on the island.

“For a small island, we have a large number of vehicles,” Amit Sachdev, the founder and chief executive, said in a published report. “We need to use these vehicles to find a solution to the lack of transportation as well as a lack of parking and build up of traffic.”

Sachdev was previously an Uber driver in Los Angeles, but began operations for Stroll Guam in April 2016. The leasing option will bare similarities to Uber’s Xchange leasing program, in which drivers can lease vehicles directly from Uber.

“We are currently in the process of setting up a very similar type of program,” Sachdev told Mobility Finance.

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