By Shofur, Special for USDR
On The Morning Of January 24, Over 500 People Are Lined Up Outside Arrivals At Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport In Atlanta, GA. This Group Is Stranded At The Airport Due To Snowzilla, One Of The Biggest Snowstorms The East Coast Has Witnessed. Their Destination Is Charlotte, NC For The NFC Championship Game. Some Passengers Are Executives Of The NFL And Others For FOX Networks. All Flights Are Cancelled And Without These Key Members The Game Won’t Be Televised. Suddenly, 8 Bright Green And Orange Buses Pull Up And The Passengers Begin To Board And On Their Way To Charlotte.
Shofur is a new on-demand bus service that has over 500 bus companies signed up on their platform. Their operations team is working overtime to ensure that customers get to their destinations safely. Shofur is the only company in existence with the ability to meet the sudden surge of bus demand, due to one of the most advanced tech teams capable of tracking availability in real time. Shofur has been quietly disrupting the bus industry with their services since their launch. The company is gaining momentum and in 2016 plans to triple their work force and wrap thousands of buses with the Shofur branding by the end of 2017.
Back in their office in Atlanta they have Duke Power and Georgia Power on their lines, two of the largest energy company in North America. Shofur was the only service capable of arranging transportation for their work force in order to restore power to the Carolinas and Georgia. Some of the biggest Airlines in the world are on the other lines booking buses for their stranded passengers and staff.
“Technology and big data make us stand apart in the bus industry,” says Armir Harris, president and CEO of Shofur. “Our platform enables us to predict demand and access over a thousand buses in most regions. Conventional bus companies don’t take a technology-first approach. Our philosophy is to focus on improving our technology in order to provide better service to our clients. That’s why the majority of our employees are developers. Shofur plans on tripling their engineering staff by the end of the year.”
Shofur now aims to tackle inter-city bus services via the new Shofur app launched last week. It will enable customers to purchase tickets on Shofur bus lines anywhere in the United States. The app will enable you to track where your bus is in real-time and even chat with others traveling with you.