Dallas Rideshare Company Alto Aims To Get People to the Polls on Election Day

Alto is offering free rides to and from polling places on Nov. 3 and looks to expand beyond DFW and Houston.

Thanks to a Dallas-based rideshare company, getting to the polls on Election Day has never been easier.

Alto, which provides rides and deliveries in Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston, announced that their drivers will be providing free rides to and from polling places in their coverage areas on Nov. 3, according to a statement.

Voters with an Alto account can receive two rides, up to $15 each, by entering the promo code VOTE2020 into the Alto app (available in the App Store and Google Play).

[Image: Courtesy Alto]

“Alto is proud to mobilize voters on this important day,” Will Coleman, Founder and CEO of Alto, said in a statement. “We hope that this small act of providing complimentary rides to local polling centers will encourage North Texans to get out and exercise their right to vote.”

During the pandemic, Alto has implemented special procedures to help keep riders and drivers safe. Drivers wear masks and gloves, each ALTO vehicle has a HEPA cabin air filter that removes 99.9 percent of airborne particles and plexiglass shields between the driver and rider, and car interiors are treated with a hospital-grade sanitizing mist, PermaSafe. Cars also are cleaned after every ride and shift, Alto officials said.

Unlike Uber and Lyft, Alto, which was founded in 2018, has its own fleet of vehicles and trained drivers who are W-2 employees with the company. While the ride and delivery service is currently available only in DFW and Houston, the company plans to expand to other locations in the near future, according to a statement.

[Image: Courtesy Alto]

[Image: Courtesy Alto]

[Image: Courtesy Alto]

[Image: Courtesy Alto]

[Image: Courtesy Alto]

[Image: Courtesy Alto]

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