We built Hitch with the goal of bringing a new mode of transportation to the forefront. We observed too many empty cab seats and noticed that public transit could be improved with the addition of dynamic routing. We built an app, a sophisticated engine optimized for pairings, and started to grow our platform--with new users and drivers alike.
With your help, patience (even through heightened ETAs at times), continued dedication, and support, we’ve been growing ever since our public launch. We’ve talked to many of you through our support line, at our crazy promotional events, and even in Hitch cars. Together, we have helped form new connections and moved thousands of people throughout San Francisco in a more affordable, social, and environmentally friendly way.
Today, we’re thrilled to announce that Hitch has been acquired by Lyft. The Lyft team deeply shares our vision for collaborative transportation. They also value the impact and significance of community in making this dream a reality. Lyft is a perfect complement and together, we look forward to continuing to innovate in the transportation field. We’re only at the cusp of this movement with ridesharing, and we can’t wait to keep pushing the frontier.
We want to personally thank all of you--our community--for contributing to Hitch, for believing in Hitch, and for trusting us. It’s been incredible developing this product for you, and we couldn’t be more excited about continuing to build for you at Lyft.
Excited for the next chapter of the journey, and hope we see you soon!
Snir & Noam
Just drop two pins on a map, and we do the rest. We figure out which car fits your route, and send it straight to your doorstep.
We only pair you with passengers heading in the same direction as you, so you can pay less and get to where you're going faster.
With Hitch, you get the comfort, convenience, and expedience of a private car at the cost you only expect from public transit.
We're 50% less than Sidecar, Lyft or UberX.
When riding with Hitch, you share your ride with people like you. Sharing your ride just got more social.
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Sharing your ride is an easy way to reduce your carbon footprint.
By using Hitch, you earn carbon points toward free rides and other cool stuff.