WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — DC-based transportation information company TransitScreen has partnered with multiple real estate websites to launch its MobilityScore rating. This technology makes it easier for buyers and renters to evaluate the transportation choices around homes and apartments.
MobilityScore is a patent-pending algorithm that measures how easy it is to get around a given address without owning a car. Released in beta by TransitScreen in September 2017, the technology calculates a rating using historical and predictive data about public transit options, bikesharing and carsharing services, and ridehailing availability. It also provides a listing of available transportation services at each address.
"As populations urbanize and a new form of transportation emerges every day, consumers need help," said TransitScreen co-founder Ryan Croft. "Whether you are apartment hunting, searching for your next home, or comparing hotels for a business trip, MobilityScore empowers consumers with relevant data to make an informed decision."
Initial partners for the release include: Attache, an executive rental platform; The Bozzuto Group, an experience-focused real estate company; 4stay, a student housing search platform; and Rent Jungle, a national apartment listings aggregator.
"With Uber and Lyft now in the mix, we’re excited to start showing MobilityScore data on our listings," said Spencer Whitman, Director at RealPage, Inc, which purchased Rent Jungle in February 2017. "Our users are also commuters, so the data MobilityScore provides is invaluable to any prospective renter."
MobilityScore is available as packaged content for integration into real estate websites, and is powered by an easy-to-use API.
MobilityScore, a software product from TransitScreen, is a simple algorithm measuring how easy it is to get around a given location without a car. It uses real data to analyze nearby transportation choices, from traditional public transit to newer options such as bikeshare, carshare, and ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft.
TransitScreen is a data company based in Washington, DC, working to make cities smarter and more sustainable. We specialize in providing live, local, and curated information about the transportation choices available — from traditional options like public transit to newer mobility such as bikeshare, carshare, and ridehailing services.
About Rent Jungle
Rent Jungle was founded in 2010 and pulls its listings for rental housing from more than 12,000 property management and owner websites, featuring anywhere from 700,000 to 1 million active listings every day. These listings include information about square footage, rent, management companies, and, now, all nearby mobility options.
Rachel Karitis, TransitScreen
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