Management & Operations

TransLoc beta testing rider app for Uber, MATA service

Posted on February 22, 2016

Photo: TransLoc
Photo: TransLoc
TransLoc®, a provider of transportation technology, is recruiting beta testers to provide feedback on TransLoc Rider with Uber for Memphis Area Transit Authority. The Rider mobile app simplifies multimodal travel, providing passengers with the best option to get to their destination.

TransLoc Rider mobile solution leverages technology to combine multiple modes of transportation to create a seamless experience. Users can easily discover the optimal route to their destination, including a combination of public transit, Uber and walking, according to the company. Users simply enter their destination and rider will plan their journey. If a trip includes Uber, the app will hail and book the Uber ride with one click. By helping riders get to and from transit, Rider with Uber will remove one of the biggest barriers to public transit — the distance to and from the stop.

Each of the black dots represents a MATA stop. The blue circles represent a 0-3-mile radius around each stop, or the area you can travel for approximately $5 on Uber. Photo: TransLoc
Each of the black dots represents a MATA stop. The blue circles represent a 0-3-mile radius around each stop, or the area you can travel for approximately $5 on Uber. Photo: TransLoc

Memphis Area Transit Authority is one of two pilot agencies offering TransLoc Rider with Uber, the solution is also being tested by GoTriangle in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C. area. TransLoc will continue to improve the user experience throughout the pilot, which begins in March 2016.

“This beta program is an opportunity for us to learn how we can improve the experience of transit for riders,” said Alex Gibson, TransLoc product manager. “Community feedback will play a crucial role in helping us reach this goal.”

Memphis Riders (beta testers) will have the opportunity to provide feedback to the development team at TransLoc in exchange for swag and promos from TransLoc and Uber.

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