Karhoo has announced its partnership with shared transport provider Moses to offer direct, cheap and fast shuttle services across the UK.
Moses works with large transport operators such as Network Rail and National Express Coaches, offering their passengers shared onward travel by taxi or private hire vehicle (PHV).
Through the integration, Karhoo’s 53,000 vehicles in the UK will become available for use on the Moses platform.
By matching passengers travelling in a similar direction, Moses users enjoy unrivalled prices while reducing the number of cars on the road. The on-demand shuttle service is typically used as an alternative to private vehicles for the last mile journey.
The service is particularly popular with commuters, where the private car is often the most convenient and was up to now sometimes the only option to get to and from major transport hubs.
Unlike other mobility providers, Karhoo’s extensive network of regulated, licensed fleets is spread across the country with a high concentration of fleets in both major cities and rural areas.
Just as Moses users can now secure a seat in a shuttle almost anywhere in the UK, local fleets on Karhoo’s platform will benefit from increased demand from Moses’ commuter customer base.
Karhoo Co-CEO Nicolas Andine said: “The Moses solution is brilliant. By offering seamless shared transport you can walk straight to your vehicle and get to your desired location quickly at a fraction of the usual price.
“At Karhoo we strive to provide sustainable mobility for everyone. To do this we must embrace smart transport. Working with Moses, we can ensure that first and last mile taxis are fully utilised going forward, reducing congestion and unnecessary private car journeys significantly in both urban and rural areas.”
Moses CEO Terry Yoell said: “Karhoo’s UK coverage in suburban areas is unmatched.
“Through this partnership train, coach and air travellers will now have access to cheap, direct and shared taxis whether they get off at Ashford in Kent or St Pancras in London.
“Like Karhoo, we want to change the world of mobility for the better. We want to support the smaller, independent fleets and encourage sustainable transport use. Second family vehicles now become unnecessary along with station car parking charges. For all these reasons, this partnership makes perfect sense.”