Alto, a new rideshare company in Houston, prides itself on being different from the rest. The company veers from the traditional gig-based industry by hiring employees instead of contractors and ensures they are vetted and drug tested while also prioritizing safe driving. Alto's fleet of 5-star crash-rated vehicles is cleaned between each ride and every shift. Alto also provides pre-scheduling capabilities and several amenities including customizable playlists and mood lighting during your ride. "We wanted to build our company to provide the safest and most consistent highest quality passenger experience in the world," says Founder and CEO Will Coleman.
I tried: Luxury Rideshare Company Alto
To and from: Houston Intercontinental Airport
What I liked: I pre-scheduled my ride and knew the company had vetted and screened my driver.
How it was different: It was like having a chauffeur instead of someone giving me a ride. I was in total control of the music, temperature, and Alto's drivers have to stick to the speed limit per the company's incentivized program.
Overall: Alto is a great luxury alternative to traditional rideshare companies. It also is great for teens who need independence while still having the safety and security of a vetted and drug-tested driver.