DEARBORN – Zoom Ride, a new Michigan-based ride share, will begin services at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport March 1. All drivers have gone through a rigorous approval process that includes background checks and vehicle inspections and are ready to begin as Zoom Ride drivers.

“We are pleased to begin service at Detroit Metro Airport and look forward to serving passengers across southeast Michigan by mid-March,” said Bilal Hashwi, founder and chairman, Zoom Ride.

Basel Yasin, founder and CEO of Zoom Ride, added, “In direct competition with Uber Technologies and Lyft Line, Zoom Ride will fill gaps in the current ride-share marketplace by improving customer and driver safety and increasing income for drivers.”

Zoom Ride leaders met with hundreds of drivers on Saturday, Feb. 15, to present exciting news and collaborations, including an exclusive partnership with 313 Presents. This gives Zoom Ride high profile visibility and access to DTE Energy Music Theatre and Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill.  313 Presents also oversees entertainment operations at several Detroit-area venues including Little Caesars Arena and the Fox Theater.

“DTE recently was named the number one concert venue in the world, and we are pleased to partner with Zoom Ride to further enhance our services to concert goers at both DTE and Freedom Hill for the 2020 concert season,” Andrew Pitlock, Entertainment Partnership Sales Manager at 313 Presents, told drivers. To advance ease of passengers getting to the venues there also will be a Zoom Ride lane and concierge services for drop off and scheduling a pick-up. 

Zoom Ride is partnering with Belle Tire, which provides safety inspections for driver vehicles, and with Sprint, which offers phone discounts for drivers.

“The uniqueness of our services and safety measures supersede what is currently offered in the market,” Yasin told drivers. “Female passengers will have the opportunity to request female drivers and a 24/7 call center provides live operator assistance for both the passenger and the driver.”

“The user-friendly, Zoom Ride app has functions not available by its competitors. The app displays photos and names of both the driver and the passenger as a safety precaution,” Yasin continued. “Loved ones will also be able to track a passenger’s travels from beginning to end for added safety and security.”