Member Update & Recommended Reading: Edmonton startup Pogo expands to Camrose

Member company & Launch Party alumni, Pogo CarShare shares exciting expansion news with Metro Edmonton yesterday. Check out the article below & congratulations to the entire Pogo team! 

Edmonton startup Pogo expands to Camrose, becomes Alberta's first small-town car share

Metro Edmonton | By: Kashmala Fida Metro Published on Thu Oct 05 2017

Small town life usually means owning a car to get where you need to go, but an Edmonton-based startup wants to change that.

Pogo, a local car-sharing app, is hitting the road and expanding service to Camrose, becoming the first rideshare in Alberta available in a small town.

Public transit can be a challenge in cities without a huge population base--roughly 19,000 people live in Camrose--and Pogo Co-founder Kieran Ryan says ride shares can fill a significant gap.

“In a lot of small towns, public transit is pretty difficult and car sharing can really enhance the public transit system,” he told Metro.

“If you’re a family with one car, having a car share available to you in a small town is very useful,” he said.

Metro Edmonton - October 5, 2017 | Kieran Ryan is excited about Pogo expanding to Camrose, AB. http://www.metronews.ca/news/edmonton/2017/10/05/edmonton-start-up-pogo-expands-to-camrose-for-alberta-s-first-small-town-car-share.html

Metro Edmonton - October 5, 2017 | Kieran Ryan is excited about Pogo expanding to Camrose, AB. http://www.metronews.ca/news/edmonton/2017/10/05/edmonton-start-up-pogo-expands-to-camrose-for-alberta-s-first-small-town-car-share.html

For now, three of Pogo's cars will be based at University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus, about 90 kilometers south of Edmonton. Ryan said university officials asked the company to come to Camrose in order to provide another transportation option for students.