- Category: Industry News
California-based Mosaic Global Transportation is proud to announce the addition of electric vehicles in their fleet as part of their sustainable solutions in transportation. This is the culmination of a two-year project aimed at reducing the company's carbon footprint and leading the transportation industry towards a greener future.
According to Mosaic, the project began in September 2021 to transform how they serve their clients, which included the deployment, operation, and maintenance of five DC fast chargers, laying the groundwork for what would become their extensive commitment to clean energy.
Fast forward to today, after meticulous planning and collaboration with top electric vehicle technology firms, Mosaic has introduced three state-of-the-art, fully electric transit vehicles into their service offerings. These vehicles are now operational as eco-friendly shuttles for the internal transit network of a leading technology corporation in Silicon Valley, which they say reflects their dedication to innovation and core values of sustainability.
"Embracing sustainability is not just a trend, it's a critical component of our long-term vision for the transportation industry,” says Founder & CEO Maurice Brewster. “The conversion of our vehicles to electric is a testament to this commitment. This initiative demonstrates our dedication to leading the charge in environmental stewardship while providing top-tier service to our clientele.”
Echoing the sentiment, President Rhonda Brewster added: “This electrification project is a significant milestone in our journey to reduce our ecological footprint and to foster a greener future. It's a proud moment for the entire Mosaic team as we see our efforts come to fruition, delivering on our promise of eco-efficient and exceptional transportation solutions.”
The Brewsters say that they hope that their initiative stands as a beacon for the industry, signaling a shift towards more environmentally conscious business models and operational excellence.
Visit mosaicglobaltransportation.com for more information.
- Category: Industry News
CharterUP—an integrated charter bus marketplace for corporations, consumers, and operators—has appointed Denis Scott as its new chief marketing officer. According to the company's announcement, Scott will lead and execute the company’s marketing initiatives to strengthen its brand presence, accelerate growth, and further establish CharterUP as the leading charter services platform.
Scott has more than two decades of marketing experience, including several leadership roles at Lyft, OpenTable, and SurveyMonkey, where he honed his skills in navigating the complex dynamics of supply and demand in marketplace environments. The company says this deep understanding of marketplace strategies will be invaluable as he leads CharterUP’s efforts to optimize and grow its integrated charter bus platform.
“Joining CharterUP as its chief marketing officer is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth and evolution of the company, which is already transforming charter services through innovation and technology,” said Scott. “I look forward to leveraging my experience to solidify CharterUP’s position as the leading marketplace platform and help more people recognize charter travel as a sustainable and efficient mode of transportation.”
Scott has also been honored as a 40 Under 40 by Brand Innovators, and he has given speeches at Dreamforce and Google Next.
“Denis brings a unique perspective to CharterUP, having been an integral player in defining the categories of some of the most influential marketplace companies,” said Founder & CEO Armir Harris. “His exceptional track record at OpenTable, Lyft, and Fanatics in building robust brands and driving growth in two-sided markets aligns perfectly with our mission. We're thrilled to have Denis apply his profound expertise and innovative strategies to elevate CharterUP's position as a leader in the charter bus industry.”
CharterUP has grown rapidly in the past year, doubling its workforce and requiring the expansion of its Texas product and technology hub (the company also has an office in Atlanta). As a testament of its growth, CharterUP earned the second-place slot on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in 2023.
According to the company, the platform has become the top charter service provider for Fortune 500 companies, including Amazon, Microsoft, and Google, by streamlining group transportation.
Visit charterup.com for more information.
- Category: Industry News
The Limousine Association of New Jersey (LANJ) will hold their 2024 Kick-Off Meeting at 12 p.m. on Tuesday January 30 at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel in Parsippany. Open to all operators—members or not—lunch will be served and there is no fee to attend. Vendors who attend must be current members of LANJ.
“This will be a program that you are not going to want to miss!” says LANJ Executive Director Patricia Nelson.
The meeting agenda will focus on the upcoming implementation of congestion pricing now intended for virtually all drivers below 60th Street in Manhattan. What it likely will mean for chauffeured transportation operators' pocketbooks will be explained by the featured speaker LANJ lobbyist Michael DeLamater of Market Street Strategies. There will be ample time set aside for questions and answers, so members are advised to come prepared to inquire about how the congestion pricing will affect your company's operational decisions.
Again, there is no fee to attend but pre-registration is required. To RSVP, reach out to Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org, saying "I'll/We'll be there" and confirming your registrant’s name(s) and company.
Visit lanj.org for more information.