The complementary mobility companies are teaming up to ‘mind the gap’ and help US travelers plan more convenient intra- and inter-city trips, and easily guide them from their door to their final destination.
Moovit, an Intel-owned Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions provider and creator of the popular urban mobility app, and Wanderu, the leading ground transportation booking platform in North America and Europe, are announcing a new partnership. The collaboration will help inter-city travelers plan every step of their journey, providing them with the simplest way to find and book the best deals on long-distance bus and train travel, as well as the ability to find the most convenient public transit options to get to and from the bus or train station.
Wanderu users in the US can now discover modes of transportation such as public transit, scooters, bikes, ferry, Uber or Lyft to get to the station from which their bus or train departs, thanks to Moovit’s new web trip planner that has been added to Wanderu’s website. Moovit users attempting to plan journeys between US cities, on the other hand, will be directed to Wanderu to find and book a long distance bus or train to their destination.
Good first and last mile transportation options that connect with public transport make shared transportation a more attractive option to travelers. In addition, precise journey planning information helps riders avoid delays and lessen waiting times. Together, Wanderu and Moovit are upgrading passenger services to help make the entire journey experience a little easier.
“We’re very much looking forward to working with Wanderu to make journey planning easier for millions of US residents and tourists alike,” said Perry Barnett, Moovit’s Head of North American Partnerships. “This is a great opportunity for organizations such as ours to come together to make transportation in our nation more accessible, usable, and keep travel environmentally friendly and convenient.”
“We are very excited to partner with Moovit because that brings us one step closer to Wanderu’s ultimate goal, which is to provide travelers with all the tools and information they need to easily plan every single step of their journey, from the moment they leave the house all the way to their ultimate destination,” said Polina Raygorodskaya, CEO and co-founder of Wanderu. “We believe that using publicly available transportation is crucial to sustainable travel and we are thrilled to work with another brand that holds the same values as Wanderu.”
Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel. Either online at www.wanderu.com or through the free Wanderu app for iOS and Android, travelers can find, compare and book bus and train tickets to thousands of destinations across North America and Europe on one convenient platform.
Wanderu’s official partners include some of the biggest names in the ground travel industry, including Amtrak, Greyhound, Flixbus, Deutsche Bahn, and VIA Rail Canada, among many others.
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Moovit (www.moovit.com), an Intel company, is a leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions provider and the creator of the #1 urban mobility app. Moovit was acquired by Intel to join forces with Mobileye and accelerate the global adoption of autonomous transportation, including the launch of MoovitAV, autonomous ride sharing services.
Moovit’s iOS, Android, and Web apps guide people in getting around town effectively and conveniently, using any mode of transport. Introduced in 2012, it now serves over 1.5 Billion users in more than 3,500 cities across 112 countries.
Moovit amasses up to six billion anonymous data points a day to add to the world’s largest repository of transit and urban mobility data. For governments, cities, transit agencies, and private companies, Moovit offers AI-powered MaaS solutions covering planning, operations, and optimization with proven value in reducing congestion, growing ridership, and increasing efficiency and asset utilization. Industry leaders such as Uber and Cubic have partnered with Moovit to power their mobility offerings.