US cities get smarter with on-demand rides

Migo, the search engine for on-demand rides, has launched its free new service in Seattle and Portland after a three-month beta test period with over 200 users in the cities.

Migo is the first app available in the US that allows users to search, compare and hail multiple types of personal transportation, such as Lyft, Car2Go, Seattle Yellow Cab and more, without having to jump from one app to another.

The Migo app displays real-time data for price estimates and wait/walk time - and makes it possible to search, hail and book a ride, all from within the Migo app. In-app payment is available for many partners today and will expand in the future.

The new service is launching first in Seattle and Portland on the iPhone and is expanding quickly to additional markets and to Android. Seattle and Portland are key launch cities for Migo in part because of their role in the White House Smart Cities Initiative, which was launched in 2015 to help deliver smart city solutions, including eco-friendly transportation options that best leverage the cities’ resources and infrastructure.

"Seattle and Portland are hotbeds for testing new transportation services and models, like car-share, ride-share, carpooling, bikes and taxi services,” said Jeff Warren, founder and CEO of Migo.

“Migo was designed to help residents first discover and then easily choose their best ride option – whether that means closest, cheapest, most environmentally friendly or simply the coolest option to get from place to place. And with the rapidly expanding populations of both Seattle and Portland, we see Migo as a key partner to help keep the cities moving."

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