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HopSkipDrive brings safe, reliable kid transportation to Houston

We’re delighted to announce our arrival in Houston.

HopSkipDrive CareDrivers are already busy serving Houston area families and schools, driving kids to and from school, football practice, dentist appointments, and more.

As the first transportation network built for kids, and with millions of safe miles traveled, HopSkipDrive has a proven track record families and schools can count on. We put safety first, from industry-leading driver vetting to a dedicated Safe Ride Support team watching over every ride in real time. Whether you’re a busy parent who just needs one ride a week to make things work or a school district administrator with semester-long series of trips to arrange, HopSkipDrive couples simple logistics with unmatched visibility and peace of mind.

This week we sat down with local Houston media to share our story. 

Our Co-Founder and CEO Joanna McFarland spoke about safety, the support we offer to families, schools, and CareDrivers, and the reasons we were so eager to bring a groundbreaking solution to Clutch City in the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Journal.

“With an immense student population and increased complexity in its school districts’ transportation needs, Houston has shown a need for more flexible, dependable transportation solutions,” said Joanna. “We’re thrilled to arrive in the Greater Houston Area to answer the transportation needs of many students, families and schools.”

Joanna was also featured in VoyageHouston Magazine as part of their “Inspiring Stories” series.

The profile shares the journey of how HopSkipDrive came to be, speed bumps that she and her team had to overcome along the way, and insights into what sets HopSkipDrive apart from adult rideshare companies like Uber. In the interview, Joanna states, “I was so compelled to solve this massive problem for families and for schools that I knew I had to create this company. And every day, we help thousands of kids get to and from school safely, and we hear stories of lives changed. It’s a great reminder of how important this solution is and how worth it all the challenges have been.”

Houston CareDriver Sydney also talked about her experience driving for HopSkipDrive with Fox26 News.

Already the go-to solution for schools and families in California, Colorado, Phoenix, the DC Metro region, and Northern Virginia, HopSkipDrive is a safe, convenient and dependable transportation service that gets kids where they need to go.

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