Collaboration with Google Maps brings in-app real-time updates for Dubai's bus routes in an open data first for a Middle Eastern city.
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The functionality - in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area - allows riders to connect their Uber journey with their train journey in real-time, which aims to reduce train wait times and alleviate passenger stress.
The initiative rewards commuters for transferring to alternative transport modes as the LRT and rail systems experience high passenger numbers during morning commuter hours.
Passengers can collect 'stars' which can then be turned into transit value and used to subsidise or pay for transit rides or redeem for various in-app offers.
The app is said to remove the need for passengers to have the correct change to travel and also includes access to trip planning services.
This latest plan builds on a draft published and consulted on in 2019, receiving around 4,200 responses over the course of six weeks.
In addition to public transport already being free in the city, the new trams are designed to further the attractiveness for citizens and tourists to use public transport.
The feedback is the result of a three-month public consultation by Transport for the South East – a partnership bringing together local authorities and business groups from across the South East to speak with one voice on the region’s transport investment priorities.
Developments in Dubai's smart apps have yielded many positive results, the transport authority has said, including improvements in customer experience.
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This initiative, which is available through the RTA Dubai smart app, is said to be based on raising customer’s satisfaction and happiness rating, which aims to increase bus ridership as a result.
After the launch of a new fare scheme, demand for personalised ticket types on the Barcelona metro have almost doubled compared to the same period in 2019.
The service combines RTC buses, the Las Vegas Monorail, RTC Bike Share, and first- and last-mile operators like Uber and Lyft.