TransLoc is a company that you might be hearing more of in 2016. On Monday the company announced that it would be partnering with Uber with the goal of connecting various transportation services by closing the distance between them.
In the case of cities that aren’t as dense as say Los Angeles or New York, the stops and stations for different modes of public transit could be too far away. That’s where the tandem of Uber and TransLoc come in.
Uber can’t compete with public buses on pricing and isn’t look to edge out this essential part of a medium or larger-sized city, but there is a definite opportunity for Uber to get in on by offering its services for riders who can’t easily access transit. For Durham, North Carolina’s TransLoc, the company’s “Rider” app will allow for it to be more effective in giving riders options and opportunity to access transit that wouldn’t be available to them.
While TransLoc’s Rider is used in multiple cities on both coasts, the company and Uber will start working together in a few select test markets: the Raleigh-Durham area and Memphis, Tennessee.