RYDE | World’s First Real-time Carpooling App | Behind the Ride - Marissa's Take on Carpooling
RYDE is a community based initiative that uses mobile and geo-location technology to match riders, who request for rides, with drivers going the same way. At the end of the ride, riders donate cash directly to drivers to defray the cost of the trip. RYDE does not take a cut from the donation but charges a booking fee, through a credit card transaction, to facilitate the match.
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15 Jun Behind the Ride – Marissa’s Take on Carpooling


It’s great to have you for this feature, Marissa!

Maybe you could start by telling us a little bit more about yourself?

Hi, I’m Marissa. I’m a Secretary. I also run an online business.

Where do you live? What are your commuting patterns in the week?

I am residing in Tampines. I usually take a bus and transfer to the MRT to get to my office. I have to travel like that for 5 days in a week.

How did you know about RYDE? How did it change your life?

I learnt of RYDE through a Facebook advertisement and decided to give it a try. Am glad I did. RYDE really changed the way I commute. I save 30 minutes every morning. That equates to more sleep and I get to work on time, cool like a cucumber.

What was your most memorable carpooling experience?

There was this time I had a ride from this driver. The moment I stepped into his car, I immediately thought it was newly purchased. The car is so well kept, and it smells fresh. Later I found out it has been driven for 4 years. It was such a joy to sit in a well-groomed car. I really wish more car owners could be like this driver.

Would you support a Singapore start-up?

Certainly! It is not easy to start a new business. Imagine the business plan, thought processes and the capital that goes into the start-up. Not mentioning the courage and creativity to do so. I think they really deserve our support.

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