TransLoc Rider is seeking to make transit more accessible by helping people get to and from the bus stop easily by providing the best route, one that combines walking, public transit, and Uber. Memphis is one of only two cities so far to test this new partnership between Uber and TransLoc; the other city is Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina.
This pilot project’s goal is to boost public transit usage, attract new riders to MATA, and offer the shortest transit route possible while addressing the first mile/last mile dilemma. Ron Garrison, CEO of MATA, and Tom Maguire, general manager of Uber in Memphis, are excited to see Memphis’ role in TransLoc’s next leap in transportation.
We are excited to partner with TransLoc and Uber to help expand options for our customers. As technology advances, transit agencies must embrace it and find a way to make it effective for all customers. – CEO of MATA, Ron Garrison
As a company devoted to innovation, Uber believes that integrating with TransLoc is a positive step towards providing safe and reliable rides for all at the touch of a button. Uber is excited to leverage technology that will build on the network of transportation options available to the Memphis community, helping to make the transportation system more efficient and convenient. – General Manager of Uber in Memphis, Tom Maguire
Check out this interview below of TransLoc CEO Doug Kaufman by ExitEvent for more info: