A New York-based company, Whisk ferries New Yorkers around their beloved city?including rides from LaGuardia, JFK, and Newark airports and between distant boroughs. With its sleek mobile app, customers use a single finger tap to summon rides from drivers licensed by the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission. The app also allows customers to track and get in contact with drivers prior to pickup. Using your smartphone's GPS signal, the service determines your location and immediately dispatches the nearest trained chauffeurs. Whisk's rates generally fall within 10%?15% of a typical taxi fare, and passengers often ride in sleek Lincoln Town Cars, Mercedes-Benz sedans, and palanquins borne by bejeweled elephants.
The party planners at Last Night Out LLC work to make the final moments of singledom for grooms- and brides-to-be truly special. They also aim to ease the stresses of bridal-party members in charge of running the show by devising custom bachelor and bachelorette party itineraries. Regardless of the party's location, the specialists take the grunt work out of making arrangements for hotels, clubs, and transportation, planning activities such as spa days and booze cruises anywhere in the country.
Leading more than 30 bike tours across the nation, the cycling enthusiasts at Bike and Roll fuel a passion for healthy, eco-friendly transportation via guided tours and self-guided rides atop rental bikes. Their fleet of two-wheelers stakes a claim to Trek bicycles—the same brand that propelled Lance Armstrong to victory—and other recreation, transportation, road, and children's bikes. Riders can pedal behind a guide during the Ride 'Round Manhattan tour, which circles the Statue of Liberty and the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial before cruising along the Harlem River bike path. More adventurous cyclists can board rental cycles on their own and confer with free maps to conduct a jaunt across the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges while drinking in the skyline and making Waldo spottings along the river. Bike and Roll also outfits patrons with other specialty transportation, such as in-line skates, segways, and magic carpets programmed to swing past the tops of only historic buildings.:m]]
Vamoose Bus's professional drivers punctually transport passengers between the greater Washington, DC area and New York City aboard well-appointed coach buses. Four bus stops await passengers from convenient locations near metro and subway stations and skydiving landing zones. Each leg of the trip takes 4–5.5 hours in a fully licensed and insured motorcoach equipped with power outlets, complimentary WiFi, and bathrooms. Vamoose Bus allows each passenger to bring along up to two pieces of stowaway luggage and one carry-on item.
MVP Bus transports busloads of tourists, locals, and Speed fanatics on comfortable coaches taking routes from Washington D.C. to New York City with one stop in Baltimore. After checking a regular-size piece of luggage, hop aboard a cushy carriage with up to two small carryons and lounge in MVP's sumptuous surroundings, replete with personalized air conditioning and a gold-plated bus driver.
Mint hands automobile-less clients the smartcards to unlock fuel-efficient vehicles in hopes of reducing traffic, pollution, and humans' dependency on fossil fuels. After registering online, customers can nab cars at one of Mint's many pickup locations and use their 24-hour rental credit over the span of multiple errand-running sessions, wheeling about town with prepaid gas cards. Once their car-borrowing days are over, drivers adhere to the autos' and parking spots' prenuptial agreements by returning the rentals to the exact spot where they found them. Mint's FAQ page provides answers to a slew of questions to help motorists wrap their brains around the car-rental process.