SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ProntoShuttles today announced the launch of ‘Book My Shuttle’ – an open shuttle booking platform for turnkey operation of fixed route, fixed price event shuttles for sporting events, concerts and other large scale events as well as crowd-sourced, dynamic price shuttles created by and for groups for any occasion, any destination and for groups of any size nationwide.
In a related announcement, ProntoShuttles also announced the launch of several curated Pronto-sponsored fan shuttle services showcasing the platform:
“We are excited about the launch of our turnkey shuttle booking platform and fan shuttles for these blockbuster events,” said Al Linden, ProntoShuttle’s Director of Marketing. “Our ability to offer these shuttles covering such a large footprint on such a large scale showcases the ease-of-use and scalability of our platform not just for booking but also for automated shuttle management and operation. We have perfected our platform to the point where we can set up and launch shuttles for event of any size, scale, scope and coverage in a matter of minutes.”
The Book My Shuttle platform enables two primary modes of shuttle services:
Over the past few years, ProntoShuttles.com has built a loyal customer base with its San Francisco 49ers, President’s Cup and Pebble Beach Golf, UC Berkeley Cal football fan shuttle services and skiing / snowboarding shuttle services which have served more than 55,000 fans.
The new platform has been built as an open platform for event organizers to develop and operate their own shuttle. With the social media and networking incorporated as a core element, the platform is ideal for crowd-sourced event shuttles booking. The platform also incorporates shuttle operation, management and tracking by linking it with ProntoResTM, the company’s cloud-based reservation system, to offer a complete, turnkey shuttle booking and management platform to event organizers and to venue and stadium management companies.
“Ride sharing service model and Charter service models are not well suited for per seat booking model for event shuttles and for any group outing where the composition and headcount are dynamic and unknown and where each person pays for the trip,” said Cory Smith, VP of Business Development. “Our Book My Shuttle platform addresses the needs of both types of shuttle service models – event shuttles and group shuttles – making it an ideal platform for the $15B event shuttle services market serving an estimated 500M+ fans and $29B leisure activity market serving 763M attendees in the US.”
Pronto-sponsored curated shuttles and crowd-sourced event shuttle booking platform are available and open for booking nationwide. The turnkey open & crowd-sourced event shuttle booking and management platform is also available now for Event and Venue organizers who wish to license it to set up and offer their own branded shuttle services.
ProntoShuttles.com has designed, developed and delivered Book My Shuttle platform for fixed route event shuttles for large-scale public events – sporting events, concerts, public rallies – as well as crowd-sourced shuttles for private and public events for groups of any size – from as few as four to tens of thousands – for any occasion and for any destination nationwide. Book My Shuttle is the industry’s first open and crowd-sourced shuttle booking platform serving the $15B Event Shuttle services market, $29B leisure activities shuttle services market, and $8B bus and limo charter services market. ProntoShuttles.com also offers its own Pronto branded services on the Book My Shuttle platform. The shuttles are operated by one or more of 6,032 licensed affiliate operators in ProntoNetTM – Pronto Affiliate Network in the US. Electronically linking Pronto with all its affiliate operators is ProntoResTM, Pronto’s cloud-based reservation system, which enables electronic exchange of reservations, pricing and payment, which are key to automating the shuttle operation. ProntoShuttles.com is developed by Versalar Transportation, LLC dba Pronto Transportation, a subsidiary of Versalar Corporation, San Mateo, CA. ProntoResTM, ProntoNetTM and ProntoShuttlesTM are registered trademarks of Pronto Transportation.
Source: Business Wire Entertainment News