Highlights from the WBIR story:
The vehicle looks like it belongs on a golf course, but Joyride is the city’s newest free transportation.
Joyride Knoxville is boasting a fleet of 48 vehicles, and 12 of those are in Knoxville. Rosenblatt, company COO, said the response has been so positive in Knoxville and Nashville, he wants to expand across the nation.
“We plan on being the largest low-speed vehicle company in the country,” he said. “We’ve opened up a location in Panama City Beach, and we have four more that we plan to open by February or March of 2016.”
“We expect to be absolutely 100 percent slammed Thursday, Friday, Saturday and even Sunday,” Rosenblatt said. “We’ll have full staff out on Sunday as well.”
UT students are quickly catching on to the transportation trend.
“It’s cheaper, a whole lot cheaper,” UT student Nick Genereaux said. “When you’re out in the Fort, and you don’t feel like walking back or it’s late at night, you can just call them up and they’ll take you right to (President Court).”
Genereaux said he normally waits five minutes at most for a Joyride.
In addition to quick and friendly lifts, riders’ safety is a top priority, according to Rosenblatt.
“We have seatbelts,” Rosenblatt said. “All of our drivers do a two and a half hour safety course as well as management safety training.”
Joyride is looking forward to the days ahead serving the Knoxville community!