Ground Transportation


PhocusWire's in-depth coverage of the ground transportation sector, featuring news, analysis, interviews, research and more on car rental, ride-hailing, taxis and rail. 

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Optibus rings the bell on $107M transportation tech investment
By Kevin May | March 18, 2021
The Series C round, courtesy of Bessemer Venture Partners and Insight Partners, brings the total raised by the Israel-based company to $160 million. Read More
News | Technology
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Transreport lands £2.3M in funding for marketing and expansion
By Linda Fox | March 15, 2021
Transreport has developed a passenger assistance service which helps rail operators and staff as stations respond to passengers with reduced mobility. Read More
News | Startups
What do you know about travelers in the future and how to develop a customer for life?
What do you know about travelers in the future and how to develop a customer for life?
By Tony Evans - TProfile | March 11, 2021
There are four important steps that every travel business will need to follow to deliver growth, loyalty and continued success. Read More
Opinion | Online
Via bolsters public transit tech platform with $100M acquisition of Remix mapping platform
Via bolsters public transit tech platform with $100M acquisition of Remix mapping platform
By Kevin May | March 10, 2021
Via says the acquisition will add to its portfolio of services, such as multimodal planning, scheduling and software for on-demand and establish route transit systems. Read More
News | Technology
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Bolt lands €20M for mobility tools in emerging economies
By Linda Fox | March 8, 2021
Bolt says it shares a goal with investor IFC to empower women and improve their access to transportation. Read More
News | Startups
Harvest Hosts raises $37M to expand its RV membership program
Harvest Hosts raises $37M to expand its RV membership program
By Jill Menze | March 3, 2021
Harvest Hosts lets travelers with RVs park at attractions such as wineries, farms and museums for unique overnight stays. Read More
News | Online
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Hertz devises restructuring plan after private equity injection
By Linda Fox | March 3, 2021
Investment firms Knighthead Capital and Certares Opportunities are committed to investing up to $4.2 billion. Read More
News | Distribution
STARTUP STAGE: Odyssey Travel App wants to democratize access to luxury travel
STARTUP STAGE: Odyssey Travel App wants to democratize access to luxury travel
By Jill Menze | March 2, 2021
Odyssey Travel App is a premium travel platform that aims to democratize access to luxury hotels, car rental and other travel services directly from the provider to the user. Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: Safer and seamless travel - a medical perspective
VIDEO: Safer and seamless travel - a medical perspective
By PhocusWire | March 1, 2021
In the interview we discuss vaccines, antibody testing and, crucially for the travel industry, the challenges and process that different segments are having to consider as they bring back travelers to... Read More
News | Technology
PhocusWire Pulse REPLAY: Safer & Seamless
PhocusWire Pulse REPLAY: Safer & Seamless
By PhocusWire | February 26, 2021
We explore health regulatory and vaccine trends, technology provision for welcoming back customers, changes to business practices and the implementation of new processes for customers and staff. Read More
News | Technology
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Kakao Mobility lands $200M investment, looks to growth
By Linda Fox | February 23, 2021
Kakao Mobility plans to lean on Carlyle's industry knowledge to speed up its growth strategy. Read More
News | Distribution
The vital, the obvious and the hopeful: Tech trends to watch in travel
The vital, the obvious and the hopeful: Tech trends to watch in travel
By Kevin May | February 22, 2021
We list some of the trends noted by a recent CBInsights report and how they might strike a chord with the industry's strategies to move forward in 2021. Read More
News | Technology
Travel + Leisure Co. launches online booking platform
Travel + Leisure Co. launches online booking platform
By Jill Menze | February 17, 2021
Travel + Leisure Co., formerly known as Wyndham Destinations, has launched a vacation booking platform as part of the company's rebrand. Read More
News | Online
Future-Proofing Travel: Decius Valmorbida of Amadeus
Future-Proofing Travel: Decius Valmorbida of Amadeus
By PhocusWire | February 17, 2021
In this series of one-to-one interviews with business leaders, we ask them to detail changes that are coming now and in the future. Our guest for this episode is Decius Valmorbida, president of the... Read More
News | Distribution
Felyx secures €24M investment round, Europe expansion beckons for scooter service
Felyx secures €24M investment round, Europe expansion beckons for scooter service
By Kevin May | February 15, 2021
The latest injection of capital brings the total raised by the four-year-old company to just over €28 million. Read More
News | Online
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