Electric shuttle transported 3,700 lbs of donations to AFAC

For the last 10 weeks, FLARE shuttled food donations from condominiums and apartments to the Arlington Food Assistance Center. ARLINGTON, Va. (WDVM) — In April, WDVM caught a ride in one of FLARE’s electric shuttles. The business was founded to transport people along Columbia Pike in South Arlington, but COVID-19 had other plans.  For the last 10 […]

FLARE Electric Carrier Begin Delivering Meals to United Medical Center in DC

FLARE Partnered with MRP Realty and Allen Chapel Food Pantry’s Victory Meals Program to Feed Hospital Staff on Front Lines of COVID-19 Response ARLINGTON, VA (June 26, 2020) – FLARE, an electric micro mobility carrier service, has partnered with MRP Realty and Allen Chapel Food Pantry’s Victory Meals, to deliver meals from local DC restaurants to staff at […]

FLARE and The George Washington University Announce Partnership to Assess Equity and Accessibility in Transportation

ARLINGTON, VA (June 24, 2020) – FLARE, an electric micro-mobility carrier, has partnered with The George Washington University’s (GWU) Sustainable Urban Planning Program to create an assessment system for evaluating the equity and accessibility of transportation systems in cities and neighborhoods. This system will analyze factors such as income, race, gender, disability status, and medical conditions to […]

FLARE Installs Vinyl Dividers, Makes Other Changes for Passenger Safety in Electric Shuttles

ARLINGTON, VA (May 20, 2020) – FLARE, an electric shuttle service, has adapted to its vehicles to ensure passenger health and safety once its service resumes. FLARE installed floor to ceiling clear vinyl dividers between each seat and row. FLARE will limit each ride to two passengers, one per row, require passenger masks and provide masks for […]

FLARE Electric Shuttles Announces Meals for Community Heroes Program

New Program Seeks to Support Local Arlington Businesses, Essential Workers ARLINGTON, VA (May 18, 2020) – FLARE, an electric shuttle service, has launched its Meals for Community Heroes Program that will connect local restaurants and sponsors with those on the front lines of the COVID-19 response in Arlington County and the organizations supporting these efforts. FLARE is encouraging restaurants, […]

Ford postpones autonomous vehicle service until 2022

Ford said Tuesday it will delay until 2022 plans to launch an autonomous vehicle service, as the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the company to rethink its go-to-market strategy. The news was shared as part of Ford’s quarterly earnings, which was released after the market closed Tuesday. Ford reported a $2 billion loss in the first […]

GW Alumnus Uses Electric Shuttles to Deliver Food Donations

FLARE, an electric shuttle service co-founded by GW alumnus Chris Yeazel, has been collecting food donations for a Northern Virginia food assistance center. Once it became clear to him how serious the COVID-19 pandemic was going to be, Chris Yeazel, B.A. ’06, M.P.A. ’14, knew he had to be part of the solution. As COO […]

Electric shuttles re-purposed to deliver meals to health care workers

FLARE, an electric shuttle service that typically transports people, is shifting gears to deliver meals amid COVID-19. FLARE is working with the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) to deliver lunch to the staff at the Virginia Hospital Center on Friday. “We are eager to continue to serve the Arlington community during our country’s fight against COVID-19 by […]

Electric Shuttle Company Picks Up Food Instead of Passengers During Quarantine

Like many small businesses working to stay afloat during COVID-19, FLARE, an amenity electric shuttle service, has changed its business model to collect and deliver food instead of providing transportation to people. Before the pandemic, FLARE – a new startup based in Arlington – was working to secure routes to connect neighborhoods with other neighborhoods […]

Crystal City Business Improvement District honors ‘Hometown Heroes’ during pandemic

ARLINGTON, Va. (ABC7) — The Crystal City Business Improvement District is launching a new ‘Hometown Heroes‘ program, aimed at honoring those who go above and beyond to help their neighbors through the coronavirus pandemic. The BID will recognize a new recipient each week. On Monday, ABC7 got to meet the first two ‘Hometown Heroes’. Carol Fuller […]