HopSkipDrive Commits $2M For Ride Credits To Customers

Los Angeles-based youth transportatoin service HopSkipDrive announced this morning that it will invest $2M in free ride credits, to help solve a school bus driver shortage. According to the company, it will provide those $2M in ride credits to existing education partners in CA, CO, WI, and WA as part of its Opportunity for All Community Fund. HopSkipDrive’s service is based on its own network of drivers–which it calls “CareDrivers”–who earn income for driving around children; the company says its ideal drivers are parents, retired school employees and other qualified members of the community – especially the millions of women who were pushed out of, or had to leave, the workforce due to COVID-19.