Daryl Harris of Birmingham is one step closer to bringing a ride-sharing app for people who need accessible transportation to market. Learn how you can become a Moovmo driver.
Harris got the idea for Moovmo after working for an organization that matches individuals with disabilities with accessible housing. That experience, he told Bham Now last fall, opened his eyes to the need for an Uber-like service that met their specific needs.
“One of the biggest challenges for individuals (with disabilities) who want to be more independent is the lack of on-demand, accessible transportation. That limits their access to recreational, social and civic activities.”Daryl Harris
In summer 2018, Harris founded Moovmo. Then, a few short months later, he won $50,000 for the concept at Alabama Launchpad in Huntsville. (The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, or EDPA, sponsors this startup competition quarterly in cities all over the state.) Now Moovmo is hiring, with plans to launch service in Birmingham metro by end of April 2019.
Who Should Apply
If you own a specialized vehicle and have a passion for serving others, a job with Moovmo could be for you.
Moovmo Driver Requirements
- 21 years of age or older
- must pass online DMV screening
- must background screening
- able to use an iPhone or Android smartphone
To drive for Moovmo, your vehicle must be a model year 2004 or newer and have four doors, not including the jump door. It also must seat five to eight, not including the driver. Before joining Moovmo, the vehicle and any specialized equipment must pass inspection.
If you don’t own a vehicle with lift or ramp accessibility, it’s still possible to drive for Moovmo. Compact cars and sedans can accommodate riders with crutches or walkers, caregivers, and small service or support animals.
Interested? Then fill out the form at moovmo.com.
For more about how our city is becoming more accessible, check out 18 wheelchair accessible parks and trails in and around Birmingham.