TRIP (The Rideshare Protocol) unlocks the power of web3 to build a new ride-share network - a protocol on the blockchain - owned by drivers and everyone who adds value to the network. In the beginning the web was an open ecosystem, but many of the platforms and markets that emerged originally touted as open and decentralized are now locked-down, walled-gardens controlled by mega corporations. Instead of open platforms, we got monopolies, with a distinct lack of alternative choices across many sectors. To reopen the web, we need open protocols that stay open and a realistic path to migrate millions of users away from centralized platforms to decentralized protocols. The Decentralized Engineering Corporation developed TRIP to fulfill this vision.