QRyde Announces Groundbreaking Partnership With Coalition for a Better Acre

Joining forces to develop a workforce enrichment program in the Greater Lowell Area


QRyde is proud to announce its partnership with A Coalition for a Better Acre (CBA) to become CBA’s “Transportation Solutions Partner.”

CBA, based in Lowell, MA, has developed an innovative workforce program, STEP (Supported Training and Education Program), which is focused on providing residents of Lowell’s Acre neighborhood training for high-tech manufacturing and other skilled labor jobs. After graduating from the STEP program, graduates will be offered employment in the Devens, MA area with partner companies. QRyde will ensure that all STEP graduates will have safe, reliable and affordable transportation options from Lowell to Devens – a route not currently served by public transit.

This innovative partnership between CBA and QRyde is a demonstration of QRyde’s Transportation Marketplace in action. Through the QRyde Transportation Marketplace (powered by QRyde’s proprietary ride-matching and optimization algorithms) rider “demand” is matched with transportation “supply”, by finding available seats within the existing network of public and private professional transportation providers already operating in the region. This powerful combination solves one of today’s most challenging problems – how to create more and better transportation options without compromising on safety, price or reliability.

By becoming CBA’s “Transportation Solutions Partner” QRyde will help CBA’s STEP program graduates find safe, affordable, reliable transportation to employment opportunities outside of Greater Lowell.

QRyde is bringing community-based transit to those who need it most, and is proud to partner with CBA to help deliver on its mission of “Building and Strengthening Our Communities.” This partnership is another milestone in QRyde’s  goal to partner with every community – public and private – to realize the objective of community based transit.

Coalition for a Better Acre (CBA) is a membership-based community development corporation dedicated to resident empowerment and sustainable community revitalization for current and future residents of Lowell and the Merrimack Valley. As a community development corporation (CDC), CBA is a professional, not-for-profit organization providing economic development, real estate development, and resident empowerment to promote and support our community and region. (

QRyde is connecting communities through transportation, and energizing communities by providing the QRyde Marketplace and a complete set of tools and technologies so communities and transportation providers alike can create the transportation network they need. QRyde operates in dozens of communities in states across the country, as well as internationally in India and, soon, western Africa.


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