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Uber acquires mobility software provider Routematch

  • July 21, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

Uber has acquired Routematch, an Atlanta, Georgia, based software provider serving more than 500 transit agency partners in urban, suburban and rural communities around the world.
 
With over two decades of experience, Routematch has partnered with large and small transit agencies, starting locally in the USA and expanding globally. With some of the longest-tenured relationships in the industry, the company delivers accessible and inclusive technologies for riders of all abilities. Its mission is creating sustainable mobility ecosystems.
 
This acquisition brings together Uber’s expertise in on-demand, global mobility technologies with Routematch’s capabilities across paratransit, payments, fixed-route tools and trip planning services. Both companies believe it will create innovations that make it easier for agencies to provide the right transportation to their riders, through an expanded suite of technologies.
 
“Public transportation will always be a vital artery that connects people to their cities and towns,” said David Reich, CEO of Routematch. “But as many have told us, there are many challenges that simply did not exist when fixed route services and systems were created decades ago. We believe that inclusive transportation software can help transit agencies deliver more value for riders, businesses and communities.
 
“We are extremely excited to bring together ideas, products and insights from our team’s collective expertise. As allies of public transit, we look forward to finding new ways our technologies can improve transit riders’ end-to-end experiences, and expand accessibility even further for those who need it.”
 
Uber has been partnering with public transportation agencies around the world since 2015 to build more efficient, accessible, and equitable public transportation networks. Its shared vision of making individual car ownership a thing of the past has inspired products and first- and last-kilometre innovations in cities across the globe.