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Scoop, the Largest Carpooling Provider in the Country, Launches in Detroit with Bedrock

May 22, 2019

Scoop, the Largest Carpooling Provider in the Country, Launches in Detroit with Bedrock

  • Bedrock to enhance transportation across the greater Detroit area by adding Scoop to its growing list of mobility options
  • Scoop to provide convenient and enjoyable carpooling as a sustainable alternative to driving alone
  • Scoop will immediately be available for residents to commute to and from seven zip codes across Detroit
  • Partnership makes Detroit the first city outside of the West Coast to have access to Scoop

 

May 22, 2019 [DETROIT, MI] – Scoop Technologies (takescoop.com), the largest carpooling provider in the country with more than 6 million carpool trips completed to date, today announced a partnership with Bedrock to bring a convenient and enjoyable carpooling experience to Detroit.

 

The Scoop app allows local commuters to carpool to work with co-workers and neighbors. Scoop’s algorithm uses pre-scheduled pick-up times in the morning and evening, traffic, and prior trip feedback to dynamically match commuters into carpools. Carpoolers can choose to ride or drive based on their daily schedules and all costs for the commute are split amongst the passengers, so everyone saves.

 

Starting today, Scoop will immediately be available for residents to commute to and from seven zip codes across Detroit, including 48201, 48226, 48202, 48207, 48208, 48216, and 48209.

 

“In today’s increasingly busy world, our commutes are taking a toll on us – mentally, physically, and emotionally,” said Robert Sadow, Co-Founder and CEO of Scoop. “We’re proud to partner with Bedrock to help improve what is often one of the worst parts of our day: our commutes. Together, we hope to make commutes even more enjoyable and efficient for local residents, ultimately helping them be happier and less stressed in their day-to-day lives. We’re excited to launch in Detroit – a city that is already on the forefront of transportation innovation – and look forward to aggressively expanding to help commuters across Michigan.”

 

Scoop will join Bedrock’s growing alternative mobility initiatives, including the May Mobility autonomous shuttle route – the first of its kinds in the U.S. – and Luum, a mobility management software provider powering Bedrock’s commuter benefit and incentives program.

 

“Bedrock’s goal is to position Detroit at the forefront of mobility innovation, by providing the best alternative transportation experiences for our team members, tenants, and visitors to Detroit,” said Kevin Bopp, VP of Parking & Mobility at Bedrock. “This partnership with Scoop allows us to offer another reliable and effective method for commuting to and through our city. As more and more downtown institutions take advantage of this initiative, Scoop will be able to expand its footprint and invest even more aggressively to serve a broader Michigan base.”

 

Scoop empowers organizations to provide an impactful commute solution for their workforces, ultimately helping their employees be happier, less stressed, and more productive at work. Scoop offers a comprehensive and customized Managed Carpool Program to each customer, providing onsite marketing, program implementation and management, and reporting.

 

“As outlined in our Strategic Transportation Plan, we must continue to add more options so people have real choices to get where they want to go. We look forward to working with Scoop to expand this option beyond downtown so it can serve employers across the city,” said Mark de La Vergne, Chief of Mobility Innovation for the City of Detroit.

 

Bedrock joins more than 50 companies who have partnered with Scoop to offer carpooling to their employees, including LinkedIn, Workday, T-Mobile, and Symantec. Detroit is the sixth major metro market for Scoop, following the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Reno, Portland, and Los Angeles, and the first off of the West Coast.

 

How it Works

  • Visit takescoop.com and download the app for either iOS or Android
  • Schedule a carpool by selecting separate morning and evening trips to fit your work schedule
  • The first carpool is available at 5:00 am and the last is available at 8:40 pm
  • You can select to ride or drive based on your daily needs
  • Scoop will identify the most efficient trip based on route, nearby carpoolers, carpool lanes, and more

 

For more information, and to sign up, visit: takescoop.com

 

About Scoop

Scoop is the largest carpooling solution in the United States, partnering with some of the world’s most forward-thinking organizations like LinkedIn, T-Mobile, and Workday to offer convenient and enjoyable carpooling to their workforces. Scoop has put more than 6 million carpool trips on the road to date across the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Portland, Reno, and Los Angeles. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Scoop is a privately-held company with the backing of prominent investors, including BMW iVentures, Signia, Index Ventures, Workday, G2VP, and select angel investors.

 

For more information, visit takescoop.com

 

About Bedrock

Detroit-based Bedrock is a full-service real estate firm specializing in acquiring, developing, leasing, financing and managing commercial and residential buildings. Since its founding in 2011, Bedrock and its affiliates have invested and committed more than $5.6 billion to acquiring and developing more than 100 properties, including new construction of ground up developments in downtown Detroit and Cleveland totaling more than 18 million square feet.

 

Bedrock’s real estate portfolio consists of 210 office tenants and 125 retailers and restaurants in Detroit’s technology-centric downtown, the majority of which are new to the market including Microsoft, Quicken Loans, LinkedIn, StockX, Ally Bank’s national headquarters, Fifth Third Bank’s regional headquarters, WeWork, Madewell, Under Armour, Shake Shack and countless others.
Bedrock is currently developing four transformational projects including the Hudson’s Site, Monroe Blocks, Book Tower renovation and One Campus Martius expansion. Bedrock is also undergoing construction of City Modern, a community development in Detroit’s Brush Park neighborhood. Partnering with Detroit-based Shinola, Bedrock developed the world’s first Shinola Hotel on Woodward Avenue, which opened in early 2019.

 

Bedrock is dedicated to creating jobs for Detroiters and investing in job training. Over the last year, the company has invested in both the Randolph & Breithaupt Career and Technical Centers to build a pipeline of talent for Detroit’s growing economy.

 

Creating unique experiences through real estate is Bedrock’s mission. To make this a reality, Bedrock and its affiliates continuously invest in significant public art installations and placemaking initiatives throughout the city.

 

For more information on Bedrock’s business model, visit the For More Than Profit book. For more information on Bedrock’s projects, visit bedrockdetroit.com or engage with us on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Click here to view a complete timeline of Bedrock and the Rock Family of Companies’ engagement within the Detroit community.