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GetASnap Covid-secure transport
« on: July 13, 2020, 12:12:04 PM »
Here's an interesting initiative, in an email from Heidi Allen, forwarded via a local councillor.
Quote from: Heidi Allen
Snap have teamed up with high quality local coach companies such as  Richmonds and Dews, who will run those trips.
 
The idea is that they would pick up in major towns, but also in local villages if there is sufficient demand. Given the high levels of commuting in the county, I couldn't help but think the demand could be high enough to enable local pick ups.
 
I personally have no personal or financial interest in Snap but I do know one of the co-founders (who is also involved in East-West Rail), which is how I found out about it.

Heidi mentions  "Thomas Ableman, the founder of Snap" who LinkedIn lists as

Quote from: LinkedIn
Travel and transport expert now building @snaptraveltech with the support of Kindred Capital, ADV and Oxford Capital.
Chiltern Railways, Commercial Director' Sep 2009 – Apr 2016

And various roles with NatX from 2002-2009

From the GetASnap Covid-secure transport website...

How it works

  • Register your home and work locations here
  • We’ll match you with other people going your way
  • When there are enough matches, the route starts running
  • You book just the days you want – no membership, no fees
  • Glide to work in a near-empty executive coach
  • When you book, you choose a convenient pick up location close to your home
  • Before the coach starts, you’ll get an SMS with Uber-style tracking so you know when to be at the pick up
  • You’ll be picked up by a thoroughly sanitised, executive coach. No-one will have sat in your seat before you do (unlike on the train).
  • Boarding is ticketless via a driver app. No contact required.
  • There’ll be full social distancing on board: just 12 people on a 50 seat coach
  • You’ll go direct to work: no tube trains
  • If someone reports a subsequent infection, we can SMS message everyone they’ve travelled with
  • After the journey in, the coach will be sanitised again for the journey home

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Offline John Wakefield

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Re: GetASnap Covid-secure transport
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2020, 05:47:40 PM »
So how much does this door to door service cost?

Offline HughT

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Re: GetASnap Covid-secure transport
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2020, 06:29:39 PM »
So how much does this door to door service cost?

"From £15" according to the website.