ReachNow, BMW’s car sharing service, is now available in four campuses in Hillsboro, OR for 20,000 Intel employees, following a partnership signed by the two companies. The agreement offers the cars from ReachNow free parking spaces within the compounds of the campuses, located near the entrances. BMW and MINI vehicles will be offered to employees and contractors alike, in hopes of improving mobility options on the west side of the Portland-metro region.
ReachNow had previously been launched in the Portland area, this being one of the first to get the car sharing service in the US. The company now serves about 40 square miles of the greater Portland area and was the first car sharing and mobility service to reach Portland’s Western suburbs. In November 2017, the company announced that it had expanded to Tektronix’s Beaverton campus and Hillsboro’s award-winning, master-planned community, Orenco Station.
“Portland was one of the first cities in America to embrace car sharing, but large suburban business campuses are often still relatively limited in mobility options,” said Steve Banfield, CEO of ReachNow. “Intel has shown a strong commitment to providing employees and others on their campuses with sustainable, alternative transportation options. We believe that giving Intel employees and suburban residents more options for getting to the places they need to go will reduce traffic congestion.”
“Intel is committed to ensuring employees, customers, and suppliers have safe and reliable transportation options. We encourage a number of alternatives for our employees including biking, walking, carpool, and public transit with access to last mile options. We are excited to now offer ReachNow and hope this new venture will inspire others to follow suit,” said Neil Tunmore, Intel Corporate Vice President and Director of Corporate Services. To get on the road with ReachNow’s cars all you need to do is sign up using the app and you can start using the service in a matter of minutes.