Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Google Ride Finder

Good Morning! It's Records Management Day here at the City. This day allows us time to go through our paper and electronic files and remove unneeded items. Hopefully, I will become better organized for the new year! It is extremely beneficial if your organization doesn't already have a similar program.

Are you looking for a ride to an airport, theater, party, store, work or any place else? Do you feel like finding the right company is a bit of a shot in the dark? Worried about getting picked up in a timely fashion or whether the company has vehicles in the area? With Google Ride Finder, you can search for taxis, limousines and shuttles and make better decisions by seeing the exact location of vehicles in your area. Just enter a zip code, the name of a city or even a specific address. You will get a map showing the companies and where their vehicles are located. For now, Ride Finder is a beta product which is only available in about 15 metro areas in the United States. As it is developed and improved the service, is planned to be expanded to locations throughout the U.S. and other parts of the world. This is a great example of how AVL can be used to help customers as well as companies. Check it out at

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