LAS VEGAS, Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- HopSkipDrive, the safe and innovative transportation solution for school districts, government agencies, and families announced today that it is launching service in the Las Vegas area. HopSkipDrive now operates in 13 major markets across eight states and partners with over 180 schools and districts.
HopSkipDrive will partner with the Clark County Department of Child and Family Services to enable transportation for youth in foster care. It will also serve Las Vegas families, helping get children to school and extracurricular activities.
Co-founder and CEO of HopSkipDrive Joanna McFarland says, "We're excited to provide a safe, dependable youth transportation solution for the Las Vegas area. Mobility is more than getting kids where they need to go; it means access to opportunity. This expansion allows us to help more kids reach their full potential."
Prioritizing Safety with Unmatched Industry Standards
HopSkipDrive's unique transportation solution combines sophisticated technology with deep operational expertise to ensure ride safety. Its meticulous approach begins with highly vetted caregivers behind the wheel ("CareDrivers") and extends to every aspect of the company's operations.
Every CareDriver has at least five years of caregiving experience and must pass a rigorous 15-point certification process, including fingerprinting, background checks, driving record checks, and an in-person meeting and orientation. CareDrivers on the HopSkipDrive platform must use a four-door vehicle newer than 10 years old; vehicles must pass an inspection by a certified mechanic, repeated annually.
Ride organizers can book and track rides from start to finish through the HopSkipDrive mobile app, also receiving live text notifications for each stage of the ride. In addition, HopSkipDrive's Safe Ride Support team monitors every ride in real time, addressing any issues as they occur and maintaining direct communication with ride organizers and drivers.
Clark County Looking Forward to Safe Youth Transportation
Timothy Burch, Administrator at the Clark County Department of Child and Family Services says, "We look forward to partnering with HopSkipDrive to provide our children in foster care with safe, timely transportation. HopSkipDrive will provide a greater sense of normalcy, while reducing the length of time they are required to be in transit to their schools of origin, appointments, and other events."
Diana Hollander, former Director of Transportation for the Nevada Department of Education and HopSkipDrive Safety Advisory Board member, adds, "HopSkipDrive's focus on student transportation provides a much needed service for Clark County residents. The partnerships HopSkipDrive cultivates are invaluable to the most vulnerable students."
Designed by protective moms and driven by caregivers, HopSkipDrive is the innovator in providing safe, dependable youth transportation for schools, districts, government agencies, and families. HopSkipDrive's advanced technology platform and industry-leading operational expertise provide flexibility and visibility, while helping kids reach their full potential.
Since 2014, HopSkipDrive has expanded to eight states and 13 major markets. A venture capital-backed company, HopSkipDrive shares investors with well-known brands like Airbnb, Pinterest, Bird and Ring.
Aylin Cook, HopSkipDrive