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February 11, 2013

Citybird Interested in Moto-Meter

By Wayne Adam, Contributing Writer

Citybird France, the largest motor taxi operator in Europe, has become the 100th company looking to distribute World Moto’s Moto-Meter, the world's first motorcycle taxi meter.

World Moto CEO Paul Giles stated, “something we didn’t expect happened, World Moto did find its way into the moto-taxi market: City-Bird of France, Moto-City of Spain, and Moto Limos of Beverly Hills (the first moto-taxi company in the U.S.) are among those who have sent in purchase inquiries. But it also found favor among entire classes of driver the team hadn’t anticipated.”

 “We’ve received many purchase requests from a wide range of transport services such as taxi services, scooter taxi services, car retrieval, non-emergency transport services, ridesharing and individual drivers,” he added.

Citybird was founded in 2003 by Cyril Masson. The company has partnered with Air France combining airplane and motorcycle taxi services, providing over 175,000 motorcycle taxi rides.

"Distributors are a long-term investment in human capital that will help promote World Moto's vision on a neighborhood-to-neighborhood level,” Giles said. “It's more than having a representative in one region – it's having dedicated, full-time entrepreneurs on a grass-roots level to grow the business, build relationships with local media and officials, and hold community events. It gives us a permanent, growing presence in these communities."

Moto–Meter is a revolutionary device that has energized the now $500-billion/year motorcycle taxi industry, and has been cited by CNN, Newsweek, Wired and Moneylife, among others, as "the world's first motorcycle taxi meter" and "world's first portable taxi meter" and "first-ever black box for motorcycles."

“Generally speaking, it enables anyone with a vehicle to make money. We’ll continue to explore ride share on the side,” Giles added, “though our mission is to transform the largest taxi force on earth.”

Edited by Braden Becker
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