Olive’s mission is to transform the lives of the commuting workforce in large cities

 

Our society is facing a commuter crisis. According to the San Francisco Treasurer, there are around 5,000 rideshare drivers (Uber/Lyft/etc.) who work in SF and live 2+ hours outside of the Bay Area (based on our research, we believe the number is much larger than this). This issue, however, extends well beyond the rideshare industry. Construction workers, firefighters, police, teachers and many more groups are forced to make the difficult decision between commuting for hours each day or trying to survive out of their car. Many of these commuters end up sleeping in their cars in unsafe and illegal areas. They constantly face tickets, break-ins (while sleeping), and are often woken up by private security and forced to move. We rely on this sleep-deprived workforce to operate heavy machinery, drive our loved ones, teach our children and much more.

Olive Community wants to solve this crisis by creating an option for commuting workers to rest and recharge safely in the Bay Area. Our current service allows commuting workers to split hotel rooms with like-minded individuals. This cuts the price of hotel rooms for commuting workers by 75% or more and affords them a convenient and safe place to rest. We have a community of over 1,500 commuting workers and are focused on bringing our solution to many more in the coming months. If you are interested in using our services, please visit our home page.

If you want to learn more about the company and connect with the founders (Jack and James) we can be reached at 510-671-5776 or community.olive@gmail.com.