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Uber & Public Transit: Connecting The First & Last Mile

October 19, 2017 / Singapore

Sixteen gleaming new stations, quicker commutes and better connected communities. We are as excited as the rest of Singapore about the latest addition to its world-class public transit network, the Downtown Line.

You might find that strange. After all, we want people to use Uber, right? The answer is yes, we do, but we also know that cities move best when ridesharing is just one part of the mix. Great mass transit, bicycle lanes, good sidewalks to encourage walking and smart urban design are all crucial to making cities liveable.

One simple way that ridesharing works in partnership with mass transit is getting people to and from stations. After all, not everyone can live within an easy walk of an MRT or LRT station. This is already happening in Singapore. Trip data shows that nearly 30% of Uber trips begin or end near MRT stations.

To celebrate the launch of the new Downtown Line MRT station, enter code DTLINE and enjoy 25% off (up to $5) on 1 uberX/uberPOOL ride to or from any of the 16 Downtown line MRT stations: Fort Canning, Bencoolen, Jalan Besar, Bendemeer, Geylang Bahru, Mattar, MacPherson, Ubi, Kaki Bukit, Bedok North, Bedok Reservoir, Tampines West, Tampines, Tampines East, Upper Changi and Expo. Promo is valid till Oct 28, 11:59PM. Limited redemptions available.