Family schedules are busier than ever and time is a precious commodity. With the new Trusted Rides APP launching in the Grand Rapids area, parents can add time back into their schedules and ensure their children safely get where they need to be.

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GRAND RAPIDS, MI — May 14, 2020 — Trusted Rides has launched a new iOS and Android app on Friday, May 8th, designed to help working parents meet their child’s transportation needs. The Trusted Rides app is a unique child transportation solution dedicated exclusively to offering safe ride share for kids ages 5 and up. The user-friendly platform allows parents to easily schedule a ride or series of rides to drive children back and forth to school, academic tutoring, sports, and other extracurricular activities.
The new Trusted Rides app features a host of safety measures to ensure children reach their destination safely. “Safety is our number one concern. What makes our company different from other rideshare companies is that we are dedicated exclusively to rides for children ages 5 and up, and as a result, we have more rigorous security and insurance protocols,” said Michelle Exoo, co-founder of Trusted Rides. “Our drivers are expected to be on time, clean, appropriate, polite, and safe at all times. We have a zero-tolerance policy for any drivers breaking these requirements.”

Safety features include a driver profile with a 30-second video and car details, a system-generated password, and realtime geo-tracking of the ride. Trusted Rides drivers are also easily identifiable through a logo on their vehicle and a Trusted Rides t-shirt. These features provide a foundation for parents and children to discuss the who, what, where, when, and how of ride safety.
Parents can be further assured of safety through expert drivers that were rigorously interviewed, screened, and passed a safety training program and 21-point vehicle inspection. “Familiarity and consistency are very important for children, so we have included an option to save a driver as a favorite in the app,” said Exoo. “It allows our customers to develop a community within the app and an extra comfort level for the child.” More details can be found on

Trusted Rides was created by working parents for working parents. “As working parents, we know the struggle of balancing work responsibilities with a busy family calendar of school pickups, academic tutoring, and extracurricular activities,” said Tom Gott, co-founder of Trusted Rides. “We developed this transportation solution so highly qualified drivers can safely transport your child from one location to another.”

In a recent study conducted by Trusted Rides, current Trusted Rides customers are saving an average of 2.5 hours per week using the Trusted Rides solution. In addition to individual families, Trusted Rides has also partnered with several local businesses to help the community by filling the current transportation gap. Read reviews from a number of these customers at

Processing payments is done with a credit card through the Trusted Rides app — and the service is affordable. Rides start at $12.50 plus $2 for each additional rider, but rates vary depending on destination. “We are excited to launch this service to the Grand Rapids area,” said Gott. “We know what this option provides for our personal families and we look forward to sharing this with our community.”

: Trusted Rides was created by working parents for working parents to give back the one thing parents need most – TIME. We understand the value that even one less trip can provide in a way that only a parent can know.

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Tom Gott & Michelle Exoo

Trusted Rides

2700 Patterson Ave SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 719-3016