DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransLoc, a leading provider of transportation technology, along with partners GoTriangle and Uber launched a pilot of TransLoc Rider with Uber in Durham on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The Rider mobile app helps people get to and from the bus stop with ease to make transit more accessible.
One of the biggest barriers to taking public transportation for many is the distance to and from a transit stop. With TransLoc Rider users simply enter their destination to get the best route, one that combines walking, transit and Uber. The app makes the experience seamless; it even hails and books the Uber.
TransLoc and GoTriangle kicked off the pilot in true Durham style with the help of Durham’s Mayor William V. Bell, chair of the GoTriangle’s Board of Trustees, and Wool E. Bull, the Durham Bulls beloved mascot. Local indie label, Merge Records provided a custom playlist for the event, the first in an ongoing series of TransLoc Rider Tunes.
“Durham is a growing leader in innovation and entrepreneurship,” said Mayor Bell. “It is exciting to see technology developed in Durham change how we get around our community and communities throughout the country.”
“We are excited to be launching this partnership in our own backyard with our valued partners GoTriangle and Uber,” said Doug Kaufman, TransLoc CEO. “This is a game-changing solution to the first-mile/last-mile problem and a big step toward making multi-modal travel the norm.”
“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,” said Raj Naik, general manager Uber North Carolina. “It will help more commuters and users of public transportation bridge the first- and last-mile gaps in their routes."
TransLoc is recruiting beta testers for the GoTriangle pilot and will launch a second pilot in Memphis on March 22nd, 2016 with Memphis Area Transit Authority.
TransLoc is creating technology to solve the biggest problems in transit. The TransLoc suite of products includes Rider mobile app (available in the iOS App Store or on Google Play), RealTime control center, Traveler planning and passenger communication and OnDemand automated demand-response system. To learn more about TransLoc, go to www.transloc.com. Follow us on Twitter: @TransLoc and find us on Facebook: TransLoc.
GoTriangle improves the region’s quality of life by connecting people and places with reliable, safe and easy-to-use travel choices that reduce congestion and energy use, save money and promote sustainability, healthier lifestyles and a more environmentally responsible community. Learn more at www.gotriangle.org.
Uber is a technology platform that is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. Uber’s April ’15 partnership with the Dallas Area Regional Transit (DART) marked the first ever formal partnership between a public transit agency and a Transportation Network Company (TNC). From our founding in 2009 to our launches in over 350 cities today, Uber’s rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer. Follow us on Twitter: @Uber and find us on Facebook: Uber.