Massachusetts: DrivHer Transportation Service For Women Has Launched
Uber and Lyft now have additional competition in the greater Boston area. Furthermore, this new rideshare service is on an admirable mission. DrivHer is a transportation platform that is founded and run by women, and is specifically for women.
DrivHer was started by Lais Fortaleza, a Constitutional Law professor in Brazil. Fortaleza had been pursuing a dual master’s degree. Fortaleza is also an advocate for human rights. This is what drove her to start DrivHer. “She wanted to make sure that women and minorities could have a safe and relaxed ride home no matter what,” DrivHer.com states.
Prior to doing so, Fortaleza had driven for Lyft. “I would pick up a lot of women and minorities who as soon as they got in the car they’d say, ‘I’m so relieved when I saw your picture and you were a woman,’” she recently told 7 News Boston.
What’s Different About DrivHer?
They state their transportation options accommodate a wide range of options. For example, females looking for taxi service, airport rides, or corporate transportation can leverage the DrivHer offering. Furthermore, this service will cover the state of Massachusetts and is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
DrivHer has a loyalty program for its riders. For every five rides completed, you will get a $15 credit. Their billing model charges for miles, minutes, tolls, credit card processing fees of 4%, and taxes. Their rates take that into consideration and are listed as “discounted” to accommodate the mandatory fees. Interested drivers do go through a screening, background check and interview process. They then pride themselves on offering clean cars with safe riding conditions.
In addition, snacks are available. A drinks and snacks menu can be found online. Here, you can find a collection of sodas, sparkling waters, lemonades, and tea specialties that can be ordered. The snack options appear similar to what you would find on an airplane. These include pretzels, granola bars, and mixed nuts.