Bloomberg Law
July 27, 2021, 9:31 AM

‘Kid-Uber’ Apps Are Disrupting the Old Yellow School Bus Model

Tiffany Stecker
Tiffany Stecker

Rideshare companies for children are rapidly expanding to serve K-12 schools, worrying labor union representatives who fear the tech-savvy, quicker, and often cheaper modes of transportation may arrive at the expense of bus drivers and kids.

Busy parents have long struggled with shuttling their kids back-and-forth between school, sports, and other activities. So a handful of tech entrepreneur moms created apps for that.

Zum Services Inc., HopSkipDrive, and Kango, along with similar now-defunct services, were launched over the past decade to fill a void that couldn’t be met by app-based rideshare giants Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. With the ...

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