DPWH partners with Uber for seamless travel

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) partners with Uber to get traffic information and patterns collected by the Uber App “Movement” in the planning of infrastructure.

DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar and Uber Country Manager Laurence Cua signed on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 a Memorandum of Understanding that will provide reliable data from the movement of driver-partners of the transport network vehicle service company.

Secretary Villar acknowledged the importance of the Uber app in the promotion of ridesharing and carpooling which can aid in traffic decongestion along the major thoroughfares in Metro Manila. 

“This is one major step towards finding a solution to the increasing vehicle volume in our roads. With the help of Uber, we will be able to have better decision-making process when it comes to traffic patterns, solutions, and re-routing schemes,” Villar noted. 

The riding app will build the Movement for Manila platform with the help of the Planning unit of DPWH to provide inputs for enhanced traffic management and troubleshooting. 

“Our Department is one with Uber in their campaign towards finding a solution to our current traffic condition. We will provide them with inputs and relevant updates to ensure a hassle-free journey for their growing ridership,” added Villar.