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Feb. 2, 2016 12:57 pm

Ridesharing underdog Split just keeps growing

The homegrown ridesharing company just announced its expansion to six new D.C. neighborhoods.

See Split grow.

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D.C.’s own ridesharing service, Split, just keeps expanding.

Today the company announced it’ll be serving six new neighborhoods: American University, Tenleytown, Van Ness, Cleveland Park, Massachusetts Heights and Cathedral Heights. According to a statement, this leap represents a 20 percent expansion of coverage in the District.

Expanded ridership supports Split’s narrative that they’re building an affordable and reliable (and yet still sustainable) alternative to public transportation. “We’re essentially creating a personal means of public transportation — with just a few other riders,” Split CEO Ario Keshani said in a statement.

Split also recently outgrew its space at 1776, and has “graduated” on to new offices at WeWork in Dupont.

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Tajha Chappellet-Lanier

Tajha Chappellet-Lanier was the lead reporter for Technical.ly DC. The California native previously worked for NPR and the editorial board at USA Today. She can talk travel plans all day, and has strong opinions on the best doughnut in D.C.

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