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CharterUP’s Expansion Into Austin’s Innovation Corridor Featured By Metro Magazine

Published July 1, 2023

At the intersection of sustainability and technology, CharterUP is hitting milestones on its mission to build a brighter future for group travel.

Metro Magazine, a trade publication for bus and rail transit, recently featured CharterUP’s aggressive growth and expansion into a new headquarters in Austin’s Innovation Corridor.

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Metro reporter Louis Prejean and CharterUP CEO Armir Harris discussed CharterUP’s new headquarter location, recent executive leadership team appointments and the increasing demand for corporate shuttles and sustainable transportation.

Growing Greener in the Lone Star State

CharterUP has decided to establish its roots in Austin, a city known for its dynamic technology and innovation scene. “Austin’s thriving center for innovation and technology has made it a natural choice for CharterUP to expand its business,” explains Harris.

The company’s plans include hiring over 100 new team members in Austin, mainly in product and technology roles, leveraging the wealth of talent in the region. CharterUP is looking forward to accessing resources in the Innovation Corridor that will support the company in pushing the boundaries of travel technology and adding more value to its customers.

Nurturing Talent, Boosting Innovation

Alongside its geographical expansion, CharterUP welcomed three new hires to its senior leadership team, each bringing a unique set of expertise to CharterUP’s mission of making group travel more accessible, transparent and sustainable.

Brian Showers joins the team as Chief Technology Officer, bringing over 15 years of experience from RetailMeNot and Dosh. Nick Donelson, with an impressive track record ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies, steps in as VP of Product. Evan Hopkins, an expert in supply chain and operations, rounds out the new hires as VP of Supply.

*CharterUP announced another new executive addition after the Metro Magazine article was published. Tyler Baldwin was named CharterUP’s first Chief Revenue Officer in June.

The Road Ahead: Easing Commutes, Elevating Experiences

CharterUP is observing a rising demand for its corporate shuttle programs, particularly among Austin-based companies. 

“Employee shuttles are a convenient and comfortable way for employees to commute to and from work, and are increasingly being used to recruit and retain employees,” Harris said.

CharterUP’s vision is to provide a group transportation experience that is “stress-free and good for the planet.” By reducing the barriers in group transportation, including issues of transparent bus pricing, CharterUP is enabling more responsible and sustainable travel decisions for travelers booking charter bus rentals in Austin and beyond. Travelers can reserve charter buses in Miami, Atlanta, Houston, San Jose, and more U.S. cities. 

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