Charles “Karel” Bouley isn’t afraid to say what’s on his mind. Karel is an entertainer, doing sold out live stage shows, television, film and, and a radio talk show seven days a week. His interview with Paul Steinberg September 21, 2014 at 8pm PST highlights the differences between legal ridesharing and Transportation Network Companies and the vast price difference for commuters heading over the Bay Bridge.
Andra Lim of the Austin American Statesman covers the launch of Carma Carpooling in Austin Texas. A public private partnership with TxDOT Texas Department of Transportation, CTRMA Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority and TTI Texas A&M Transportation Institute. The project was launched in February 2014 to increase passenger throughput along toll road 183A. The Carma App provides vehicle occupancy to the Texas TxTag toll billing system, and users receive rebates from 50% to 100% for HOV 3+ carpools.
Robert Grattan of the Austin Business Journal covers the launch of Carma Carpooling in Austin Texas. This public private partnership between an Irish company and the State of Texas is one of several that have led to the opening of an Irish Consulate in the city. The Carma project increases passenger throughput along Austin toll roads through toll rebate incentives to commuters that carpool.