Best of Both Worlds: Uber + Public Transit

 


Did you know that up to 25% of Uber rides either begin or end near an MRT station?


Uber isn’t just for nights and weekends. It has enabled people across Singapore to commute more easily to work or school by connecting them to the existing public transit infrastructure, making the city much more accessible to everyone – residents, commuters and tourists alike.

Transportation in Singapore has always been a multimodal affair – you might take the MRT, then switch to an Uber to complete that last mile home or you might travel on the bus and continue your journey by walking to your destination. But traditionally, journey planning algorithms have always kept these modes of transportation separate.

Now, technology finally reflects the reality. We’re excited to announce our collaboration with Citymapper to create new multimodal routes you never knew existed, bringing you the advantages of both, wherever you’re heading.

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With this new Citymapper feature, riders like you can enjoy the best of both worlds:

  • A better connected city. Access more parts of the city that might not be well supported by public transportation.
  • Reduced costs. More affordable options than taking a taxi all the way, especially for long distances.
  • Reduced travel times. Sometimes trains are faster. Sometimes cars are faster. Sometimes combining them is faster.

Citymapper leverages the power of Uber’s open API, which allows developers everywhere to bring the convenience of Uber to users directly within their apps. This latest development is just an another example of the power of technology and data-sharing to improve transportation, which both Uber and Citymapper are strongly committed to.

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So, start getting around in the most efficient way!

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