Management & Operations

TransLoc, Uber partner to pioneer new standard in public transit

Posted on January 11, 2016

TransLoc
TransLoc
TransLoc®, a leading provider of transportation technology, is partnering with Uber to create a new standard in public transit and private technology collaboration. This milestone seeks to combine the best of private transportation and public transit for truly integrated mobility. By integrating the Uber API into the TransLoc Rider app, riders can incorporate multiple modes of transportation, including public transit, into commutes.

The first-mile/last-mile challenge is a persistent and ongoing problem facing transit agencies as they try to increase ridership. Many potential transit riders say they would be willing to take public transit, but do not because they lack options to get them to or from their final destination after getting off the bus or train. Instead, they drive the entire trip.

Together, TransLoc and Uber hope to bridge the gap by delivering the certainty and reliability that riders need to complete their entire trip in a way that has never been done before. Building on Uber’s first-of-its-kind partnerships between Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) and transit agencies, this approach is distinct—it creates a seamless connection between Uber and public transit so that more people can easily access it. Users simply input their destination in the Rider app to receive a personalized journey that incorporates the optimal combination of walking, transit and Uber. The app instantly plans a route that will get them where they want to go cost-effectively, quickly and easily.

“It is exciting to see technology companies and public transit agencies work together to test new ways for making trip options convenient and complete,” said Michael Melaniphy, American Public Transportation Association President/CEO. “As private sector innovation accelerates, such partnerships will enhance the attractiveness of public transportation, with the traveling public being the prime beneficiary.”

TransLoc
TransLoc
This new solution marries the strengths of public transit—the transportation backbone of our cities—with the convenience and reliability of Uber, getting riders to and from transit stops to reach their ultimate destination. Both of these key alternative modes of transportation are further enhanced by TransLoc’s technology, which provides real-time tracking. Having accurate arrival predictions makes multi-modal transportation a viable and enjoyable alternative.

“Our mission is to take mass transit from last resort for some, to first choice for all. The partnership with Uber will help advance us toward this goal,” said Doug Kaufman, CEO of TransLoc, “and make public transit a viable option for everyone, not just people who live within a ¼ of a mile of a stop.”

TransLoc Rider with Uber integration will debut in mid-February in Memphis, Tennessee and Raleigh/Durham, N.C. with agency partners Memphis Area Transit Authority and GoTriangle.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

The most and least affordable cities for public transit

In the wake of the increase in New York, where a monthly unlimited pass now costs $121, a new analysis shows the affordability of more than 70 transit systems across the U.S.

MBTA had nation’s highest bus maintenance costs in 2015, study finds

The agency had the highest vehicle maintenance costs per hour of bus operations among the 25 largest U.S. public transit agencies in 2015.

AC Transit launches Flex service pilot project

The pilot’s design employs smaller 12 seats buses (each fully-ADA compliant with Clipper Card readers and fare boxes) and offer riders the choice of which existing Line 275 bus stop they would like to begin and end their travel.

Profile: Kevin Coggin, Executive Director of Coast Transit Authority

“On Friday, I go to bed, and the wind is about 110, 120 miles per hour — something that’s significant, but not something that’ll make you sit up straight in your chair,” recalls Kevin Coggin of the days before Hurricane Katrina.

Gov. Baker withdraws support of plan to cut MBTA weekend rail service

The proposal to cut the weekend service for a year, which had been heavily criticized, was among a number of options on the table as the public transit agency looks to close a $42 million budget gap.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close