OUR MISSION

    

"To provide safe rydes for busy families"

OUR STORY

    

RYDES was created when a single working mother was in a bind and needed transportation help for her children; she then discovered this was a huge need and went on a mission to fill it. 

When you’re working, juggling conflicting schedules, or simply can’t be three places at once, rely on RYDES to get your child where they need to be. Our highly qualified drivers have passed a rigorous vetting process. You are notified when they’re picked up, dropped off, and you can track their journey in real time. You can be confident they’ll get there safely with RYDES.

We’ve partnered with Cleared Match, a prominent background investigation company, to clear every driver in the RYDES fleet. Your driver not only has a clean background and driving record that is checked on a monthly basis but has also completed extensive training. You can trust that RYDES gets your child there with confidence.

OUR TEAM

    

Noreen Butler

CEO | Founder

Noreen is a seasoned entrepreneur, a former Senior Advisor for a successful international real estate firm, and a mother of two children. As a mother whose children are involved in extracurricular activities, she was faced with the challenges of balancing schedules, events, after-school activities, and her career. A graduate of Pine Manor College, Noreen resides in Washington, D.C. with her children and enjoys giving back to her community.

"When you must be in multiple places at once it becomes very difficult to balance two children, their activities, and your career. RYDES is a necessary service. As a parent, I feel relieved knowing that my family can use RYDES to safely get to where they need to be." - Noreen Butler

Clarence David Hinton Jr.

COO

A native Washingtonian, Clarence is a transportation specialist with over 35 years of experience. In 2009, he joined DTT Transportation Services, LLC, as  Operations Manager. In 2013, he was promoted to chief operating officer at CDH Transportation Group, LLC (The parent company of DTT). Clarence had a vision of safely transporting college students: in 2011 he helped create the nightlife shuttle which still safely transports over 1,000 college students every week.

Carl Johnson

Chief Security Officer

Carl B. Johnson, is a licensed private investigator and cyber-security professional with over 15 years experience in background screening, traditional and eDiscover investigations. He holds an exceptional ability to conduct extensive research with a wide range of tools to mitigate risk for employers.

James Nader

Chief Financial Officer

James Nader, brings over 20 years of financial and marketing experience to RYDES4KIDS. He develops the financial well-being of RYDES4KIDS, by providing financial projections, accounting services and preparing growth plans.

Meet a few of our RYDES Drivers.

    

Michelle L.

Michelle is the mother of one adult son and has been an Executive Legal Assistant for the past 28 years. Fluent in American Sign Language. Michelle is also an associate of CDH Transportation Group, LLC.

Born in Bronx, New York, Michele has lived in the Washington area for over 35 years.  She attended Prince George’s Community College and graduated from Yorktown Business Institute.  Michele enjoys music, movies, computers, and Zumba.

Lauren B.

Lauren is a native Washingtonian, who's also spent time in the San Francisco Bay Area and Western Massachusetts. Lauren is a professional historian, with degrees from Smith College and Howard University. She posseses a passion for history, event planning, and transportation.

When she's not working, she’s home playing with her cats, Eva and Coco. She also likes to watch movies, listen to music, and attend cultural events.

Vincent B.

Vincent  is a native Washingtonian who attended Howard University. He enjoyed history and cadet classes during his time in school.

In addition to being affiliated with CDH Transportation Group, Vincent has been a realtor for the past 30 years. He loves a good grilled steak, playing chess, and reading.

Pedro E.

Pedro is a semi-retired Junior Accountant and PDF digital archiving specialist. He knows his way around town! Pedro has over 3,000 5-stars rated trips driving with Uber. He is known best as a courteous and enthusiastic RYDES supporter.

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