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Ford Is Planning To Move Its Medical Transport Venture Countrywide

Ford Motor Co is planning to grow its GoRide medical transportation service over the upcoming four years and is set to target 40 cities countrywide. According to a statement from Ford Motor Co, this year, the company has plans to move into Florida and Ohio and by 2020, it will move to other large states. The Michigan-based carmaker has been checking many ways to enhance ahead of its traditional business of making and selling both trucks and cars, focusing to have a competition with technology industry beginners such as Uber Technologies Inc for a share of the money that has been expended on transportation as a service.

Both Ford Transit and Transit Connect vans are used by GoRide in order to give rides to people who require medical aid but don’t want to opt an ambulance. In 2018, GoRide has agreed to give medical transport for the Beaumont Hospital system sited in Southeast Michigan. From then on, the service has been grown to Toledo, Ohio. According to GoRide, it has plans to grow in numerous more cities of Ohio by the end of this year. The plan includes cities like Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus and Cleveland. In Dayton, in collaboration with the city’s transit system, the company is expanding services. Later this year, the company plans to unveil it in Miami and other cities of Florida. In 2020, GoRide plans to move into Louisiana, Texas, California and North Carolina.

As per GoRide chief executive Minyang Jiang, by the end of 2019, the company expects to have more than 130 vans in service and by the end of 2020, it is expected to go beyond 200. As of now, GoRide is working on urban markets, but Jiang stated that the unit is focusing on to give medical transport in the areas that have a lack of public transit.

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