ReachNow, the mobility services company from the BMW Group, and Intel announced a new venture that brings ReachNow’s free-floating car sharing service to Intel’s four campuses in Hillsboro, OR. With dedicated parking spaces near major entrances on each Intel campus, ReachNow’s shared fleet of BMW and MINI vehicles will be easily accessible to nearly 20,000 Intel employees and contractors, to improve mobility options on the west side of the Portland-metro region.
Portland was one of the first cities in America to embrace car sharing, but large suburban business campuses are often still relatively limited in mobility options. Intel has shown a strong commitment to providing employees and others on their campuses with sustainable, alternative transportation options. We believe that giving Intel employees and suburban residents more options for getting to the places they need to go will reduce traffic congestion. Access to ReachNow cars on an as-needed basis makes commuting by bike, bus, light rail and carpooling on a regular basis more viable.—Steve Banfield, CEO of ReachNow
ReachNow serves about 40 square miles of the greater Portland area and was the first car sharing and mobility service to reach Portland’s Western suburbs. In November 2017, the company announced that it had expanded to Tektronix’s Beaverton campus and Hillsboro’s award-winning, master-planned community, Orenco Station.