From walking to Franklin Street to trying to catch a P2P, late nights on campus are often a hassle for students.
But the latest business venture of two UNC sophomores is helping to alleviate this problem — and it’s causing quite a buzz.
Joey Skavroneck and Parker Draughon, who are both in the Kenan-Flagler Business School, are providing quick, safe and free transportation services to UNC students with their latest business venture.
Buzz Rides, which launched on Sept. 3, is a taxi-like service that is run with small electric cars.
It has already provided hundreds of students with free service.
“We want to promote safety to students,” Skavroneck said.
“Students have an opportunity to get a free ride if they have a party of four or more, they give us a call and we come pick them up.”
Buzz Rides provides door-to-door service five nights a week, Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 p.m. until 2:30 a.m.
The transportation service operates within a 1.5-to-2-mile radius of campus, reaching some off-campus apartments and suburbs.
Skavroneck added that they will be providing services on football and basketball game days as well.