Army, West Pointer Easing Transportation Headaches

The transportation iPhone app idea started as a result of Kopser’s  long commute to the Pentagon in Washington D.C. “What should have been a five-minute commute would become a traffic nightmare depending on the day,” he says. While sitting on his porch in Arlington, Va., with friends he thought about his messy commute and ways to solve the problem. “I told them that I had the solution and turned an idea and PowerPoint into what RideScout is today,” he says.
He created RideScout with his Army friend Craig Cumming. RideScout guides or shows transportation options in real time, including taxis, buses, pedicabs, and rideshare options with friends, family or strangers.  “People waste a lot of time in traffic and millions of fuel wasted. I’m making it easier and safer for people and get them out of their cars to other existing transportation,” he added.