SuperShuttle 30th Anniversary
In 1983, founder Mitch Rouse’s brother-in-law had a hitch in his travel plans.
He wanted to take people to an airport in Los Angeles for a ski trip, but the skis
couldn’t fit in the taxi cabs. They had to rent vans instead. Rouse saw an
opportunity, and began offering airport rides in bright blue and yellow vans driven
by college students and aspiring actors. The service to and from LAX Airport proved
safe and reliable and became legendary for value, courtesy and dependability. Thus,
SuperShuttle pioneered the shared-ride, door-to-door ground transportation concept.
The service initiative is the same today as it was at launch in 1983: to transport
people to and from the airport, and taking them to their home, office or hotel.
It was and still is designed to fill the void between expensive taxi, sedan and
limousine services and less convenient mass transit service alternatives.
Click a decade below to scroll through highlights of our 30-year history.