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Where is the app for escaping a hurricane?

An article in The Atlantic’s City Lab about the
countless Floridians who took to local rideshare boards in search
of an escape from Hurricane Irma and the need for an app that can
match drivers with passengers interviews Daniel Hess, UB professor
of urban planning who studies volunteer-led evacuation efforts in
the face of disaster. “Surely we can do a better job of
coordinating people who are ready and willing to evacuate, but
can’t because they don’t have a car or anyone to take
them,” he said.

Read more:

https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2017/09/where-is-the-app-for-escaping-a-hurricane/539184/

found for you by the Independence News Desk at
http://www.buffalo.edu/news/ub-in-the-news/2017/09/004.html


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