Women’s March Gives Boost to Start-Up for Bus Sharing
Their tiny company, which makes an app that lets individuals collectively commission private bus rides, was suddenly hit by a surge in bookings. Some of the bookings originated from places where Skedaddle has done little business before, including Wichita, Kan.; Madison, Wis.; and Macon, Ga. All of the reservations were for travelers to arrive the same day, Jan. 21, at the same destination, Washington.
There was another twist. Many of those booking the bus trips were women.
The Skedaddle founders realized that the prospective riders were all going to Washington to be part of the Women’s March on Washington. That is an event being held on Saturday, the day after Mr. Trump’s inauguration, where people plan to gather to send a message about upholding their civil rights.