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Uber and TripGo to help more Aussies access public transport

September 25, 2016 / Australia

With many Australians already using ridesharing to connect with their local public transport hub, Uber is today partnering with TripGo to help complement and extend the reach of public transport networks across 7 Australian cities.

To give local residents a more reliable and convenient option to connect with public transport, TripGo and Uber have created a seamless way for people traditionally underserved by transport to plan, book and track door-to-door multimodal trips.

Bridging the first/last mile gap

In an Australian first, TripGo users will be given access to real time ridesharing and public transport data to allow Aussies to request and synchronize Uber rides with public transport connections, effectively bridging the first/last mile gap. tripgo-user-journey

For example, TripGo users can request an Uber ride to their local train, bus or tram station and use real time data within the app to help streamline their connection with the next departing public transport service.

“Enabling users to book their trip from start to finish in one app brings us closer to providing true mobility as a service (MaaS).

It also gives users more flexibility to adapt to changing plans, traffic situations etc. as they can manage and update their trip directly within the TripGo app.” – Claus von Hessberg, CEO and founder of TripGo.

— Available in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Sunshine Coast and Sydney, the partnership will help transform the way people access and use public transport. —

“Aligning ridesharing with public transport systems is one of the smartest ways to help people move around the city without the need for costly infrastructure developments or owning a personal vehicle.

Uber is working with cities and local transport systems around the world to solve the first and last mile problem, and this partnership will help feed more people into, and effectively expand the reach of existing public transport services.” – David Rohrsheim, General Manager, Uber Australia & New Zealand.

To download the TripGo app please visit here.

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