The huge change that comes to Uber: customers can soon pay for public transport via the sharing app
- Uber combines tickets and payment for NSW public transport in the Uber app
- When users enter their destination, & # 39; public transportation & # 39; offered as an option
- Arrival and departure times for trains, buses and ferries are displayed in the app
The national government of the NSW works with the popular app for sharing journeys and said that Uber has already started combining public transport information in the app
Uber customers will soon be able to pay for public transport tickets in the app.
The New South Wales government is working with the popular app for sharing rides and said that Uber has already started combining state transport information.
Sydney will be the first city in the southern hemisphere with public transport added to the Uber app, NSW transport and road minister Andrew Constance reported Monday.
He said the collaboration will help Sydneysiders make better decisions about how to move around the city while reducing road congestion.
When customers enter their destination in the app, & # 39; public transportation & # 39; as an option.
& # 39; Nearby transportation hubs, time schedules & price information are displayed on the screen of their smartphone, making them even more aware of alternative options for using a car, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; The journey is no longer about a single mode of transport, it is about a combination of modes of transport to reach your destination in the most convenient way & # 39 ;.
Arrival and departure times for trains, buses, ferries and the metro are shown in the app.
It also contains directions for commuters who want to walk to and from public transportation.
Kate Stannett, head of the cities for Uber Australia and New Zealand, said that Uber looks beyond sharing journeys and strives for an extensive transportation platform.
& # 39; We want to help people replace their private cars with their phones. To do this, people need an alternative that is faster, easier and cheaper than owning a car, & she said.
& # 39; An integrated platform with various transport options aims to reduce congestion on our roads. This is good for everyone, including ride-share drivers and drivers who use the Uber app. & # 39;
It was announced in June that Melbourne, Los Angeles and Dallas will be test cities for Uber's planned & # 39; urban air mobility & # 39; service.
Kate Stannett, Head of Cities for Uber Australia and New Zealand, said Uber looks beyond sharing rides and wants to become a real transportation platform
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