Would you take five minutes and register for Scoop to save 40 minutes a day on your commute? Vivian Li did that, and now she uses Scoop for a quicker and hassle-free commute.
Vivian, a Research Assistant in Earth and Environmental Sciences Area, signed up for Scoop when the representatives were onsite in January. Since then, she has taken 10 Scoop rides. During her regular commute from her Oakland home, she takes a combination of BART or bus and shuttle to get to the Lab.
But when she gets a Scoop match, the cost is $2.50, about equal to her public transit commute. As a bonus, the driver who brings Vivian to the Lab gets to use one of the carpool parking spaces by getting a carpool day pass at the entrance gate. If Vivian uses Scoop in the morning and does not get a match on her return that afternoon, Scoop will pay for her ride home using a shared ride service such as Uber or Lyft, up to $50 a month. Even with that guarantee, Vivian hopes more drivers will register for Scoop since she enjoys commuting with people from the Lab.
“I have met people from different areas of the Lab,” said Vivian, “and I like learning what they do.”
The Lab has 593 registered Scoop users, and of that, 166 are active users. There have been over 400 one-way trips since January, freeing up parking spaces and putting fewer cars on the road.
If you’d like to get started with Scoop, you can download the app or read the Lab’s Frequently Asked Questions.