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With Gas Prices Remaining High, Seattle, Washingtons Zebigo.com Begins a New Era in Dynamic Ride Sharing, Launching Service First in Puget Sound(May 21, 2011)
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 21, 2011
The Seattle-based ride sharing web site Zebigo.com (http://zebigo.com) is providing a solution for those who want to save time, money, and the environment during their regular commute.
Utilizing Zebigo.com, drivers and riders are matched for commuting to and from work, attending sports and entertainment events, or for one-way trips where they want to travel on their schedules.
The service officially launches Wednesday, May 25th; new users can already create accounts as drivers or riders now.
Riders pay drivers through Zebigo.com for each trip. The cost share is mileage-based; for a typical 13-mile trip, the rider pays a $5.00 cost-share to her or his driver. In addition, Zebigo.com collects a $0.49 fee from the rider who pays for a completed trip.
Free accounts can be created at http://zebigo.com/signup for drivers and riders to search for matches. Mobile applications (for the iPhone and Android platforms) will be available this summer.
Zebibyte means 2 to the power of 70, or the power of two or more. Zebigo.com uses the power of the web and its community to make ride sharing a viable method of traveling for millions of Americans.
With our economy recovering slowly, many people are still looking at ways to manage their spending, says Mark Russell, Founder and CEO of Zebigo. We designed Zebigo with commuters in mind, so that they can reduce their costs for gas, parking, and maintenance. Our research and studies show that Puget Sound commuters are tired of sitting in traffic. Using Zebigo, they will be able to take advantage of HOV lanes, thereby getting to work and home faster and reducing their stress while commuting.
To develop Zebigos ride matching software, Russell hired a team of engineering and business professionals from NASA, Boeing, Garmin, Oregon State University, and Blue Origin. With expertise in transportation, logistics, and web technologies, the Zebigo.com team is using innovative approaches to create a platform that will reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions.
Mark Russell received his MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University and his BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His previous experience includes the Boeing Commercial Space Company, Intel Corporation, and as a Lead Engineer and Manager at Blue Origin, the aerospace company owned by Amazons Chairman and CEO Jeff Bezos.
As gas prices rise to more than $4.00 a gallon, we know that commuters are looking for solutions that save them money or lets them earn money as a driver, states Jonathan Wolff, COO of Zebigo.com. With most commuters spending upwards of $8,000 a year on their car, Zebigo is a true cost-saving and income-generating opportunity for thousands of people.
Jonathan Wolff graduated from Harvard University Cum Laude with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. His previous experience includes several commercial aerospace companies, including Blue Origin, SpaceDev, and Space Exploration Technologies.
Russell and Wolff are available for interviews by phone or in person.
Logo: To download a 300 dpi logo, visit http://zebigo.com/media/zebigologo.zip
Web Screenshot: To download a 300 dpi screenshot of Zebigo.com, visit http://zebigo.com/media/screenshot1.jpg
CEO + Founder Mark Russell: To download a 300 dpi image of Mark Russell visit http://zebigo.com/media/markrussell.jpg Photo Credit: Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli
About Zebigo.com: Zebigo.com is an on-demand, ride sharing service for drivers and riders to help find each other quickly via Zebigo.com for commuting to and from work, attending sports, concerts, and other arts events together, or for one-way trips where you want to travel on your schedule. Zebigo.com is different with its intuitive web site and quick and secure matching as well as handling fixed-price e-payments from rider to driver.
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