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Ride-Hailing Service, but for Kids

The launch of HopSkipDrive in Denver reflects a nationwide trend.
April 11, 2018, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Tamara Chuang reports on HopSkipDrive, an "Uber for Kids" service launched recently in Denver. The Los Angeles-based company is "the first ride-sharing service approved by state regulators to focus on unaccompanied minors," according to Chuang. "And unlike Uber and Lyft, the kid-friendly service goes beyond minimum background requirements and only works with drivers who have five years of child care experience — and are willing to get fingerprinted."

HopSkipDrive is one of a number of new "kid-focused" ride-sharing companies, as evidenced by another recent post on the RideGuru website. "Boosted by today’s familiarity with ride sharing and working parents juggling multiple kids and activities, the rise of this premium business is also a tiny part of the booming ride- and car-sharing market, which is forecast to grow globally to 160 billion rides by 2026 compared to last year’s 12.4 billion," according to Chuang.

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Published on Thursday, April 5, 2018 in The Denver Post
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