Rideshare Indy logo imageWelcome to Rideshare Indy, an Indianapolis-based blog for riders and drivers of the various Transportation Network companies (TNC), such as Uber and Lyft.

I started this site because I see ways to help both drivers and riders enjoy a better experience in this new world called rideshare or ride sharing.

As of June 6th, 2015, I have been driving with Uber for about four months and it is obvious to me that things can improve with a little more information given to both drivers and riders, and that is one of the goals of this website.

Drivers would benefit by knowing what is happening and specifically when and where, rather than "It's been so busy today and parts of Indianapolis are SURGING. Get online and stay online for great money".

Riders need to know where the best and safest place is to meet their driver for a pickup for many of the larger venues, hotels and events.

Drivers and riders will both be able to share tips, tricks and useful information for a smoother and safer ride around town.

Many riders have asked me "How can I have you drive for me again?"

Because of the way Lyft and Uber and other ride sharing companies operate, having your own "personal driver" is random ar best.

One way this could improve, especially in rural areas, is for riders and drivers to be aware that they are close to each other, whether their apps are turned on or not.

If your closest driver knows that you might need a ride, say "next Friday night", he might want to go ahead and turn on his app before he heads into the more populated areas, and pick you up along the way.

If you are a rider and would be more comfortable with the same driver on a regular basis, information can help.
Getting to know your regular drivers will go a long way toward improving safety and your sense of security, for riders and drivers.

One of the goals of this site is to facilitate that connection.

In no way, am I suggesting that you go "off the platforms" and arrange private rides. In addition to being illegal to operate as a limo or taxi service, without the proper license, insurance and more, it could be dangerous and you would be leaving yourself open to all kinds of liability issues.

Because of accident and injury liability, I recommend always using either Uber or Lyft for their enhanced insurance coverage for every ride.

In the coming weeks, I will be building and improving the website in hopes of it becoming quite useful.

In the meantime, please use the contact page to let me know of your interest, whether you are a rider or driver and of any suggestions for improvement.