Journeys with Joe

SuperShuttle Shutting Shop

Yeah, I know; I couldn’t help myself.

The shared van ride service founded in 1983 at LAX; will cease operations everywhere on December 31st of this year.

In the past few weeks it has been pulled out of some of the other 80 worldwide airports it served.

Of course this service has been hit hard by ride-hailing services such as Lyft and Uber; with LAX shared vans ride falling by two-thirds in the first half of this year, compared with the first half of 2016, when Lyft and Uber started.
In the same period; LAX’s FlyAway bus trips fell 39%, and courtesy shuttles to parking lots, car rental facilities and hotels declined 20%, while the number of Lyft and Uber trips more than doubled!

SuperShuttle is owned by an affiliate of Blackstreet Capital Holdings, a private investment firm in Bethesda, Maryland.
Acquired by them in September from Transdev on Demand Inc., which is a part of the Transdev Group of France.

Personally, I used to use them along with taxis; but the time for them, and the costs for both kept increasing.
So I’ve only used ride-hailing for the past five years; with no issues.

Hopefully I don’t get in a car accident in one; because I don’t want to find out how that plays out!

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