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Uber has acquired Routematch, a U.S. software provider serving more than 500 transit agency partners in urban, suburban, and rural communities around the world.

This acquisition brings together Uber’s expertise in on-demand, global mobility technologies with Routematch’s capabilities across payments, fixed-route tools, and trip planning services. The two companies say it will create new innovations that make it easier for agencies to provide the right transportation solutions to their riders, through an expanded suite of technologies.

In a press statement, David Reich, Head of Uber Transit and Pepper Harward, CEO of Routematch, say: ‘Public transportation will always be a vital artery that connects people to their cities and towns. 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’.

They add: ‘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’.

Atlanta-based Routematch was founded twenty years ago. 

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