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Mobility rideshare app expands Texas footprint

Hitch, an Austin, Texas-based mobility startup, has expanded its service to include a route from Austin to Dallas, the company announced. The peer-to-peer service, which connects riders with drivers that are traveling long distances between major cities, launched its inaugural Austin-to-Houston route earlier this year.

The platform is structured as a homage to traditional hitchhiking. Drivers that are already making the trip from Austin to either Houston or Dallas can rent the empty seats in their cars to riders. Seats to Houston go for $25, and seats to Dallas go for $35. Riders can also book a private vehicle for $105.

In addition, riders can book as little as 30 minutes before their desired travel time, and once booked, rides are guaranteed by the company. Drivers pick up and drop off riders at designated Starbucks locations in the three cities. After arriving at their destination, riders and drivers part ways.

Hitch was founded in 2018 and has since undergone one round of seed funding, during which it raised $848,100, according to Crunchbase data.

The company has plans to expand to additional markets nationwide in 2020, but was unavailable for further comment by press time.

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