Ride Share Clubs Provide Shared Ownership Alternative

Ride Share Clubs Provide Shared Ownership Alternative

Monday, 1 November 2021

There are a number of trends in the USA that will impact people’s ability to individually own and operate a motor vehicle. Reliable Rider Clubs provide alternative transportation choices for people who want the advantages of shared ownership. Club members no longer want the liabilities of driving, auto ownership and maintenance for a variety of reasons. Reliable Rider Clubs are attractive to: senior citizens, people who cannot obtain a driver's license for any reason, people who want to opt out of the legal liabilities of driving, people who want the Dollar Savings of Shared Ownership, people who have medical issues or concerns that prevent them from driving, people who want to manage the risks of consuming alcohol at restaurants, bars, music and sporting events and people who value safety and security above all other considerations.  Here are some of the trends that will increase the demand for shared ownership ride share clubs.


In 2021, inflation is greatly increasing the cost of cars, gas and service maintenance. Gasoline prices have soared by more than 42% over the last year. According to Edmunds, a resource for car information, the average used car price hit $26,500 in June, up 27% from a year ago, while the average new car transaction price is $41,000, up 5%. Also noteworthy is a 29% jump in the cost of brake repairs and the cost of fluids is up 35%. The latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) showed that auto insurance prices were up 16.9% in May, following a 6.4% increase in April. For many people the cost of individually owning and operating a vehicle may become prohibitive in the near future. People who want out of individual ownership may want to consider Ride Share Clubs with shared ownership. With shared ownership the operating costs of transportation are divided by the number of members in the club and by the miles of transportation used by each member. Operating costs include:  drivers, vehicles, insurance, fuel, service maintenance, repairs and administrative costs.  Some of the impacts of inflation can be mitigated by sharing the rides and the costs using shared ownership ride share clubs.

Rise in Crime

Preliminary data for 2021 from non-federal sources indicate that violence continues to increase. Homicides increased by nearly 30 percent in 2020. There were more than 21,500 murders in 2020. Overall violence and aggravated assaults also increased. In 2020, violent crime was up 5.6 percent from the 2019 number. The estimated number of aggravated assault offenses rose 12.1 percent. Violent crime continues to increase throughout the United States although concentrated in cities. The bottom line is that violence is a major problem for the American public impacting every aspect of life. We have statistics from the FBI for 2020 and the Bureau of Justice Statistics National Crime Victimization Survey for 2019. We do not have data from official sources for 2021. However, all indications from news reports indicate a growing problem with homicides and other forms of violent crime.

In a Members Only Reliable Rider Club every driver and every rider has completed a background check of criminal history. This minimizes the risks of getting in a car with an unknown driver or rider.  Identification and residential address have been verified for drivers and riders. Vehicles are clearly identified and known. Feedback ratings and reports of safety or behavioral concerns are registered in the club website. These concerns are discussed during Club Online Meetings. Club Members and Club Drivers can be suspended or terminated by a majority vote of the club members. Clubs are limited to 30 to 60 members, which means people will get to know each other.

Energy and Fuel Availability

Whether cars are fueled by fossil fuels or electricity, we can expect the cost of transportation to continue to rise due to supply and demand. Electricity appears to be the fuel of the future. After falling by about 1% in 2020 due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, global electricity demand is set to grow by about 5% in 2021 and 4% in 2022. This rapid growth is pushing electricity towards a 20% share in total consumption of energy. Because of the global population rise, there is a growing demand for energy. According to BP, the earth has 53 years of oil reserves left at current rate of consumption. Other energy analysts have estimated that oil will not be available by 2052 and gas will not be available by 2060. US gasoline prices hit a seven-year high on  October 12th. Prices have been rising for much of this year, driven by crude-oil supply constraints, lower refinery capacity and stronger demand.   The world energy demand will grow by 1/3 through 2040, driven mostly by rising consumption in transportation in China, India and parts of Asia.  This is clearly unsustainable.

Taking into consideration the current rate of natural gas production and current known natural gas reserves, we have about 53 years worth of natural gas reserves left. The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently said it expects coal demand from the U.S. electric power sector to increase by 100 million tons in 2021 and export demand to rise by 21 million tons compared to 2020. Coal is expected to have the second-largest generation share in 2021 by making up 23.6% of US power generation and 21.8% in 2022, compared with 19.9% generated from coal in 2020. Renewables (solar and wind) made up 20.6% of the electricity in 2021 and 22.5% in 2022, up from 19.7% in 2020. That's expected to rise to 45 percent by 2040. Most of the increase will likely come from solar, wind, and hydropower.

Reliable Rider Clubs Provide More Cost-effective Transportation

The cost of individually owning and operating an auto is expensive and it includes: purchasing and financing the car, depreciation, insurance, maintenance, tires, fuel, insurance, repairs, taxes, license, title and registration. For vehicles driven about 15,000 miles a year, average car ownership costs were $8,469 a year, or about $706 a month, in 2017, according to AAA. Club members pay $250 per month for up to 250 miles of transportation in that month. If a club member uses more than 250 miles of transportation in any month, their credit card will be billed $1.50 per extra mile. Club members will have access to the records of rides provided and miles used by club members. Club members can book their ride pickup time and location and the destination location up to 90 days in advance. Other club members can share the same ride if their pickup location and destination location align with the route.  Register your interest in becoming a club member.

Reliable Rider, LLC
4140 E. Baseline Rd., Ste. 101
Mesa, AZ 85206
4805392607 / 8002459025
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Location: 4140 E Baseline Rd STE 101, Mesa, AZ 85206, USA
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